Government Spokesperson, Dora Siliya, who is also Information and Broadcasting Minister, speaking when she featured on the local Breeze FM Radio station

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Dora Siliya says the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has challenges with monitoring content from Radio and TV stations in the country, hence the call for assistance from the GETC.

Ms Siliya pointed out that this development has led many radio and TV stations to flout IBA regulations, which government now wants them to comply.

The minister said this when Global Electronics Technology Corporation Vice President Wang Zheng who is leading a Seven man delegation paid a courtesy call on Ms Siliya at her office in Lusaka today.

Ms Siliya said Zambia has embraced Technology due to the many advantages and benefits it offers to the country and her people.

She said Zambia wants to tap in the long standing mutual and bilateral ties with China and develop the capacity of the country’s ICT sector.

The minister said government is looking for new ways of doing things and believes that Information, Communication and Technology is the way to go.

She said technology is playing a key role in health, agriculture and education among others, by providing enhanced services and benefits such as improved healthcare, food and e-learning services.

Ms Siliya urged GETC to assist set up technology economic zones in the country to support the transfer of technology and skills from Chinese investments, in order for Zambians to build local capacity in the ICT industry.

She said the economic zones and coding of schools can be a springboard for replicating the Zambia-China 2025 economic agenda of Global hi-tech dominance.

The minister implored the delegation to engage the Zambia Smart Centre and Ministry of Transport and Communications in order to exchange notes on how best to support Zambia’s crusade of integrating ICT in the economy.

And Mr Wang Zheng said his multi international corporation is in the country to explore business opportunities in the ICT industry, and also commence the implementation of contracts with Zambian businesses.

Mr Zheng said his company has a wealth of experience in ICT emanating from its long years of developing and supporting ICT projects, such as the e-governance project and other smart technology innovations and projects.

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24 COMMENTS

    • Dora, what is it that GETC is capable of doing and you can’t do? Why do you help from the Chinese?

      Yangu mayo …

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    • PF wants to block all sites and news agents from disseminating content to the masses. this will be there undoing.

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    • Oh Dora please, censoring news in order to have everybody sing the PF song is a very retrogressive preposition

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    • Bring in the experts at censoring and oppression to help you. Free media space in Zambia is officially finished.
      Again I would to hear the defenders of PF give us a nice defence of their leaders

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    • When did China become a champion of press freedom? Never so why are we soliciting their assistance? So that we can efficiently gag our media

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  1. Is there democracy in upendi. Nobody speaks. At least pf has Kelving Fube. Now upendi its typical jihad movement

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  2. They want help with censorship and monitoring activities of these tv and radio stations so they can clamp down on those with dissenting views.

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  3. Why the special interest in tv and radio stations. Is it because we have a poor reading culture?

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  4. You want help in monitoring Radio and TV stations, and the first place you thought of going was to the Chinese….chalo ichi awe no wonder people say pf sold Zambia to the Chinese

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  5. are the Zambians trained in ICT NOT GOOD ENOUGH? GIVE US ZAMBIANS A CHANCE TO WORK AND DEVELOPE OUR OWN COUNTRY PLEASE.

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  6. She is talking as if that assistance is for free ….and if it is not for free , are there no Zambian ICT professionals ?

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  7. Why don’t you use our own ICT experts???????????? We have plenty of them even employed abroad.

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    • WHY – BECAUSE THE CHINESE HAVE EXPERT KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO INFILTRATE AND SPY ON THE POPULATION — FORGET ABOUT ZAMBIA AS YOU USED TO KNOW IT – THAT ERA HAS GONE, SAY HELLO TO THE NEW ERA WHERE EVERY MOVE, THOUGHT AND WORD OF THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA WILL BE MONITERED, WHERE BROADCASTING WILL ONLY BE TO PRAISE THE RULING PARTY AND IF ANYONE OPPOSES IT THEY WILL BE CRUSHED………………………………………….. THIS IS OUR HARD FORT FOR DEMOCRACY…………………

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  8. Let them go ahead and block the media so that when they are out of power it will work against them. PF is acting as if they will be in power for ever. PF will regret one day these decisions they are making now. It will make it practically impossible for PF to survive when in opposition.

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    • Most of them know that when they are out of power they will just cross over to the new ruling party like Dora

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  9. @ 11 Judge Masipha,it`s true let someone marry Dora Siliya,she is clearly lacking something special,her friend Kapamba Mulenga has done it and she has stopped talking too much.

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  10. Eastern Province does not produce good leaders!
    What you get are BOSS Leaders who want to Micromanage everyone under them. They are always full of threats to their subordinates and are never short of threatening to fall on anyone like a “Tonne of bricks.” Too much tu chawa our friends. They make very bad bullies in a sly way and will do anything to please their masters in the “Muzungu Wanga Anikonde” fashion. They are always the first to acuse other tribes of tribalism and yet they are full of Mukwasu apartheid, bu kaitemwe where only their fellow tribesmen will get the tenders and contracts! KK, RB, ECL are the Katekas EP has given us and one common feature among them has been intolerance of good ideas from other regions of the country and Economic Mismanagement!

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