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Zambia’s government urges stronger ICT laws

September 13, 2012 • Online

According to the Times of Zambia the government has challenged the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to strengthen laws governing technology, including Internet usage within the country.

Zambia's government has urged ZICTA to strengthen laws to protect ICT. (Image: File)

The use of ICT ought to be more protected through appropriate laws and it is the mandate of ZICTA to do so the Information and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga, is quoted as saying.

The report quotes Mr Malupenga as saying, “Zambia’s advancement in technologies has not come without challenges. It is not a deniable fact that technology like internet has been abused. Let’s use internet to build the nation and not destroy it.”

“We are challenging ZICTA to look at ways of strengthening laws to protect technologies. ZICTA should immediately revise laws to protect not only the country but victims who have been abused,” he said.

The Zambian government has reportedly adopted IFAD, a United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) initiative, designed to provide citizens with enhanced access to technology resources and Internet.

Staff Writer

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