The mandate of the ministry includes the following:
To provide policy guidance and strategic direction on all matters concerning the media, access to public information, broadcasting, telecommunication, postal service and information communication technology.
Facilitate universal, ubiquitous and cost effective access to information and communications infrastructure and services throughout the country.
Promote the utilization of ICT in all spheres of life to optimize the accelerated socio-economic growth and development through dissemination of public information and provision of innovative information and communication technologies.
Formulate and implement policies of information and communications technology.
To provide press and information services to Government ministries and Departments, locally and externally