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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Government happy with ZAMTEL

Economy Government happy with ZAMTEL

Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga (left) addresses new Zambia Railways Board members at his office as the new Board Chairperson Davies Chama looks on in Lusaka
Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga
(left) addresses new Zambia Railways Board members at his office as
the new Board Chairperson Davies Chama looks on in Lusaka

Government has expressed happiness that local mobile service providers in the country were taking the initiative to expand the telecommunication sector.

Transport, Works, Supply and Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga said it was the desire of government to promote transparency and competition among the mobile service providers improve in business aspects.

Mr. Mukanga was speaking in Lusaka today when he launched a new ZAMTEL product called, “Selfcare portal” which enables customers to check and pay their bills online by simply logging into their selfcare portal accounts.

He further expressed gratitude that ZAMTEL’s customer base was growing.

“Government is proud to see such developments being championed by our own local telecommunication company. I am happy that ZAMTEL continues to grow in all business aspects,” the minister said.

Mr. Mukanga further commended ZAMTEL, which is running CellZ, Zambia’s third mobile service provider for coming up with such initiative in improving service delivery to its clients.

He said selfcare portal was a testimony that ZAMTEL was ready to reclaim its first position in the telecommunication sector where affordable services could be accessed.

“Your committed effort in meeting the desires of your customers has proven to be remarkable and must be commended because customers will now be accessing this service and review their bills in the comfort of their homes or office,” he said.

CellZ now joins two other mobile service providers operating in Zambia namely Airtel and MTN that are already providing services such as on e-billing and paying.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. WE SHOULD REVIEW THE WAY WE RUN ZAMBIA. WHY NOT ADVERTISE FOR BOARD MEMBER POSITIONS OF ALL GOVERNMENT OWNED COMPANIES?

    IS MR. CHAMA THE BEST OF WHAT THIS COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER AS CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ZAMBIA RAILWAYS??

    I HAVE MY SERIOUS DOUBTS WHETHER WE ARE RUNNING A SERIOUS COUNTRY OR A KANTEMBA

    • Ofcourse govt is happy. That is one of the conduit for campaign monies for the PF. In real sense, ZAMTEL is making loses. The MD, Mwanakatwe loves being on TV and nothing else.

  2. Chipuba Mukanga should be serious! How many people use Zamtel services? Anyway, I hope Chikwanda has set up another sinking fund for repaying the hundreds of millions of dollars as compensation to the Libyans over the nationalisation of Zamtel. The Libyans will come back to get their money one day when they stop fighting.

  3. Only in Zambia where a SG of a political party can hold a position of Board Chairman of a GRZ owned company. What a shame………………..this country will never go forward but backwards ever. Food for thought for any upright zed people.

  4. The free minute increment is too exorbitant for any govt institution. Have a heart for your citizens.

  5. When you hear politicians say they are happy, they dont mean what you think, all they are telling you is that they are eating well from that company. soon and very soon, we will begin to see how they will begin struggling. why did they increase the mahala from 3 to 7 kwacha. what sort of increment is this if not plugging the hole?

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