Communications minister Brian Mushimba has warned those in the habit of abusing Information Communication Technology (ICT) platforms that they will face the full wrath of the law.
Mr. Mushimba says the digital society that government has embarked on is meant to be used for creation of jobs and wealth, and not to promote anarchy in the country.
He has directed the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to invest more in changing the mindset of ICT users to ensure they use the platforms for the development of the country.
Mr. Mushimba said this in a speech read for him, by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Misheck Lungu.
This was at the Zambia ICT talent development Summit and Huawei ICT competition launch ceremony in Lusaka today.
And Chinese Ambassador to Zambia Ambassador, Li Jie said China has committed itself to helping Zambia develop the ICT sector as it has a lot of potential for development.
Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary to Cabinet Martine Mtonga who is also Smart Zambia National Coordinator, appealed to Zambians to appreciate government’s investment in the sector by taking it seriously.
Information and Technology Association of Zambia President Alick Siankumo said there is need to pay attention to ICT as one sector that can spur economic development.
And Huawei Zambia Country Director Martin Zhong called for continued investment in the sector for a better Zambia.