A Lusaka subscriber Kasebamashila Kaseba has written to Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) to complain of professional misconduct of ZICTA Director General Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda with regard to interpretation and implementation of SI 65 of 2011 on ZICTA SIM registration and deactivation.
“In a follow up to my letter to ZICTA Director General dated 15th November, 2013 copied to Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and in accordance with the Chapter 31 LAZ Act on professional ethics of lawyers, I write to file a complaint of professional misconduct against the ZICTA Director General (Ms) Margaret Chalwe-Mudenda with regard to ZICTA interpretation and implementation of SI 65 of 2011 on SIM card registration and deactivation.
“In view of the above, I write for your attention to the fact that Director General Chalwe-Mudenda, a lawyer by profession, thus answerable to LAZ, despite my letter on professional and legal issues, neglected, failed and refused to cite, publish or accordingly communicate SI 65 of 2011 on SIM registration that threatened extreme punishment of deactivation. Instead, ZICTA emphasised misinformation, miscommunication of its countdown and deadline while spending public resources on issues outside the law.
“Instead, ZICTA emphasised misinformation, miscommunication while spending public resources on its countdown and deadline which are outside the law,” read the letter of 30th December 2013.
“For example, ZICTA over-emphasized SIM registration countdown to the deadline of 31st December 2013 above the length of an irregular period of 4 months 1 week from 22nd August, 2013 in a calculated SIM card deactivation scare campaign.”
“I would be most grateful for your swift reply much better LAZ action on Madam Chalwe-Mudenda before the ZICTA deadline of 31st December 2013 thus stop ZICTA lawlessness. I am available to clarify and for additional information.”