Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has called on the public to be on the lookout and report anyone selling ICT equipment on the market that do not reach the required standards.

ZICTA Cooperate Communication Affairs Manager Ngabo Nankonde said ZICTA is working hand in hand with the Zambia Bureau of Standards to make sure that the ICT equipment on the market meet the required standards.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Ms. Nankonde disclosed that ZICTA is working country-wide to make sure that the ICT equipment’s on the market are type approved.

She further stated that ZICTA has not yet recorded any equipment not meeting the required standards.

Ms. Nankonde who also disclosed that ZICTA offers certificates to show that all ICT equipment are type approved noted that dealers respond in a stipulated period of time and that, no trader has been found wanting.

Meanwhile, the Corporate Affairs Manager revealed that ZICTA has signed a Memorandum of understanding with Zambia Revenue Authority to help monitor ICT equipment from the country’s entry points.

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  1. with no ICT industries how do you monitor…and using what equipment.zicta your duty is not about punishing a consumer

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  2. ZICTA Cooperate Communication Affairs Manager Ngabo Nankonde…..first of all YOUR NAMES DO NOT MEET THE REQUIRED STANDARDS OF ZAMBIAN NAMES, SECOND, YOU BRING ISSUES WHERE THEIR ARE NO ISSUES AS ALL ICT EQUIPMENT SO FAR ARE COMPLIANT, THIRD, AS BO -KIMBO HAS SAID FROM A SHHOLE COUNTRY THAT CANNOT PRODUCE EVEN A RAZOR BLADE HOW CAN YOU CHECK COMPLIANCE OF ICT EQUIPMENT? CAN WE ALSO CATEGORIES WHAT WE MEAN BY ICT EQUIPMENT, HEADPHONE, BLUETOOTH, LAPTOP, are all ICT EQUIPMENTS?

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  3. ICT equipment can also be a d ildo so what is she on about? Let’s not put out ma statements just to meet a KPI in some glorified, air-conditioned box passing itself off as the Communications Office. Yangu tata lesa.

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  4. Ok, but what are those standards mention one or two so that I can stay start from there. It is very difficult for a non ICT person to know products that are genuine and fake. And like someone has already mentioned ICT ranges from small devices such headphones to desktop computers. The problem is we accept anything especially those freely given to us. Africa has become a dumping site for all useless things, why because we can’t afford buying genuine or original products. Take for itel phones.

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