President Edgar Lungu says he will sign the Cyber Security Bill once it is submitted to him and after proof reading it. The President says the registration of the bill has already been passed by parliament and he is waiting to receive it.
He says by following the proceedings of the cybersecurity bill in parliament through debate, he is sure that parliament has interrogated each and every section or clause of the bill.
The Head of State said this at State House in Lusaka yesterday when a team from Cyber Hygiene Zambia paid a courtesy call on him.
“I’m happy to have you here at State House to further encourage you that your course is not in vain. As you very well know the cyber crime registration has passed through. I’m just waiting for the submission of the document or the statute by parliament and as soon as this is done of course I would sign promptly but I will proof read for the comas, full stops and all that’s substantial,” he said.
The President noted that by law he can reject a bill and take it back if it does not meet his interests or that of the Zambian people but stated that he is inclined however to believe that the job has been made easier for him as parliament has already done justice to the document.
“By law I’m supposed to reject a bill and take it back if it’s not acceptable in my interest and in my assessment of the interests of the people but I’m sure having followed proceedings in parliament as they debate, parliament has done justice by the bill by interrogating each and every section or clause,” he said.
He added “So I’m inclined to believe that the job is easier for me to simply appraise myself with what actually is in the statute and then sign it,”
And the Head of State is hopeful that the people responsible for ensuring cyber security will carry out their mandate diligently and without fear.
“We hope that those who are charged with the responsibility of the cyber security will do so diligently without fear or favour and we as government will support,” he indicated.
President Lungu regretted that through cyber crime a lot of people have suffered hence the need to carry on with the fight.
“Let’s carry on with the fight a lot of people have suffered from a lot of bullying from cyber space some people have lost lives and I think it can’t continue,” said the President.
And Cyber Hygiene Zambia Chairman and Founder Solomon Shakele said the team called on the President yesterday to pay gratitude to the solidarity received from him during their walk to Livingstone recently.
Captain Shakele stated that main objective of the walk which was intended to make cyber bullying a conversation in every household was achieved.
He said his organisation has a lot of programmes intended to continue with sensitisation against cyber bullying which are targeting higher learning institutions.
“It is important that we promote change of mindsets for Zambia’s on how internet can be used,” said Capt Shakele.
Meanwhile, Cyber Security Brand Ambassador Thokozile Muwamba said it is sad that Zambian morals have been degraded when it comes to use of internet.
Capt. Muwamba advised that Zambians must not turn away from upholding their Christian values as they use the cyber space.
“Let’s go back to upholding our morals. Whatever we do even on internet we should relate it to our Christian values. Zambia is a Christian nation,” she noted.
CHRISTIAN NATION IN WORDS ONLY
DOESN’T THE BIBLE SAY THOU SHALL NOT STEAL ??
AND THAT APPLIES TO ALL …………..
AND DOESN’T IT SAY THOU SHALL NOT USE UNDERHAND TACTICS TO YOUR GAIN
I SUGGEST FOR NOW WE CALL IT UNCHRISTIAN NATION !!!!!!!
ALSO DOESNT THIS DISINFRANCHISE OTHER RELIGIONS ??
PLAY WITH RELIGION AT YOUR OWN PERIL ZAMBIA
Remember the actions of one does not determine those of the rest…mind yourself our intentions as a Christian nation is to live by what is right not to be perfect, but be guided by morals with reason for the good of everyone else!
Lungu is in a hurry for this bill , just like he was for bill 10…….
if only he was this worried about The GDP of the country as he is about the cyber bill, zambians would not be suffering
The problem we have in Zambia I’d that we make laws by targeting others.
We are nearing election time and people will be flying numbers all over the shore.
As Zambians we must also understand that those who send picture with fingers pointing up are commiting crimes on social media.
Let’s hope, the security will be fear.
And all those who promote unconstitutional things like three fingers in the air, the security must take charge.
What did he read, the chap is dull, the dander head that bankrupted a country…. ati proof read… teeth teeth… K0swe iwe
THE WAY THIS MAN LIKES USING HIS SIGNATURE CARELESSLY,THE SAME BILL WILL HAUNT YOU SOON!
It is about time these foul mouthed people from the u5 tribal cult are dealt with. Who told them that insults, lies and malice will win them elections. To the PF be aware that p0rn will be dealt with also.
THIS TIME he will READ.
He signed the 2016 Constitution with eyes closed. He learned his lesson.
Have you not less than five months on your watch?? just leave it alone coz the last bad signing experience is still very fresh.
He has learned to READ. He signed a cheese hole constitution with eyes closed.
Time to become an active VPN user..no monkey mascarading as a human will be able to keep track of me..
We know ECL will quickly sign that Bill into Law with his eyes closed to enable him to quietly rig the 2021 Election in his favour. Around Election Day ECL will close the Internet and Social Media to enable him rig the Vote, Counting of Votes and announcing Election Results. This Bill is meant to target genuine Opposition Parties by closing Media, Civic and Political Space for 2021 Election Campaigns. Surely we all know this from ECL’s Godfather, M7, in Uganda. Wait and see!
President Lungu always respects the law and its procedure. Like first the bill was tabled in Parliament, the debate happened and the bill was passed. Now, President is waiting for the proofreading of the bill and then finally he can sign!!! Did HH even know this procedure? ??
We are waiting for the historic day when the Cybercrime bill will turn into a law!
Zambians no need to fear about anything until President Lungu is there!! He will never let any injustice happen to the people.
We want to know Hichilema’s views on this… Is he hiding at home now? Lol ?????
Our hard-working leader with vision! We must thank President Lungu for all the efforts he is putting in, to protect Zambians.
Indeed! Say no more cyber abuse in the country.
We all must come together and support the cybercrime bill because Hichilema and his media team are trying hard to spread lies about the bill in the name of freedom of Expression.
Once the bill is signed by President Lungu then all the cybercriminals will disappear from Zambia.
We would be happier if bill-10 was passed in Parliament, it could have many positive changes in the nation. But, HH sabotaged the bill.
Hichilema did no productive work in his entire political career and now shamelessly begging for votes.
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