The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority -ZICTA- has directed all mobile cell phone subscribers to start registering Mobile Subscriber Identity Module -SIM- cards.
ZICTA Public Relations Officer Chisha Malunda says the directive is with immediate.
A deadline will be announced later and after which all SIM cards that will not be registered will be deactivated.
Ms Malunda says the directive is in line with ZICTA’s compliance with the Information Communication Technologies (ICT) law of 2009 and the Statutory Instrument on the Registration of Electronic Communication Apparatus No. 65 of 2011.
She says in a statement to ZNBC News that the registration will apply to each network SIM Card on pre-paid, post paid platforms and existing individual and corporate subscribers.
Ms Malunda says the Registration process will be administered by each Mobile Service Provider.
She says the details to be submitted will include Full name, National Registration Card Number, Driving license (for Zambian subscribers), passport or work-permit number (for Non Zambia Subscribers), Physical address.