Information Communications Technology (ICT)

Information Communications Technology Division

The Information Communication Technology Division is responsible for implementation and maintenance of Common Market’s Information systems, IT infrastructure and IT system support services. (Chapter 20, Article 139 of the treaty).

The Division acts as service support for the Secretariat. It is responsible for the entire end-user computing infrastructure comprising desktops, notebooks, printers, scanners and UPS’s.

It is also responsible for the network which allows the staff of the Secretariat to use the end-user computing infrastructure with other centralized organization resources such as email, printing, Internet and various information systems, using IT Supported hardware and software.

Together, these elements allow the staff to accomplish the critical business tasks of the organization.

The Division is also responsible for assisting COMESA to attain it’s main pillars by using ICT as a tool to enhance regional and continental integration and trade within the context of establishing the African economic community.


The main programmes being implemented and guided by the technical committee on Information Technology comprising members from the Member States, are therefore in: – Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA) – E-Learning – E-Government – E-Legislation

These programmes are a core part of the organisation`s IT Master Plan which comprises activities such as:

  • Geographical Information Systems(GIS)
  • Upgrading of Secretariat’s IT network services; and
  • Development and Support of Information Systems that address the needs of the various programmes in the Secretariat.
  • ASYCUDA++ Project
  • E – Legislation
  • E-Governance
  • I.T Programmes

Our Team

The Information Communications Technology Division is comprised of the following team members.

Lanka Dorby

Director – Information Communications Technology

Mahmud Mohammed

System Analyst – Network

Joshua Amolo

System Analyst – Websites

Gift Lukhele

Automated Systems Expert

Willis .W. Osemo


Phakamile Keswa

IT Officer – Network

Brian Sampa

IT Support Officer

Paige Zulu

System Analyst – Network

Arthur Zulu

IT Support Officer

Gerum Zewdu

Software Developer

Masiko Kachamba

Software Developer

Emmanuel Kateule Auk

IT Assistant

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