Smart Blantyre initiative taking shape
One of the Public Sector Reform areas is Smart City Initiative which is being undertaken by Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) and Blantyre City Council has been selected to pilot the initiative.
Smarty City is emerging as a strategy to mitigate the problems generated by the urban population growth and rapid urbanization. A Smart City interconnects human capital, social capital, and ICT infrastructure in order to address public issues.
Through this interconnection, a sustainable development is achieved and the quality of life for citizens is improved.
The smart cities rely on, among others, a collection of smart computing technologies that are applied to critical infrastructure components and services
Taking advantage of this development, Malswitch presented to the Council Parking, E-Ticketing and Mobile City Rates Collection platforms for consideration.
Blantyre City Council is indeed Taking the City Back to the People