Government has said that it will not hesitate to shut down any internet café operating illegally. Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga sounded the warning following the mushrooming of internet cafes.
Mr Mukanga said all those who want to venture into the running of internet cafes should first register their company with Zambia Information and Communication Authority (ZICTA).
He said it is illegal for any Internet café to operate without a trading certificate from ZICTA. Mr Mukanga said all internet cafes which are not registered risk being closed by government.
The Minister explained that it’s important for people dealing in information transfer to be registered with ZICTA and get trading certificate.
He said government will soon send inspectors to go round inspecting internet cafes operating without trading certificates.
Mr Mukanaga said he expects internet café owners to abide by the laid down procedure.