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Poor mobile network irks Mukanga

KALONDE NYATI, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT says the continued mobile phone network failure is unacceptable and has since urged mobile service providers to mitigate the poor network by expanding their systems.
Minister of Transport, Works ,,Supply and Communications Yamfwa Mukanga said the network failure is affecting business transactions and undermining economic activities, hence the need for mobile service providers to quickly address the situation by investing in infrastructure.
“The subscribers keep increasing and failure to expand in infrastructure in line with the number of subscribers…[and] bad telecommunication service lead to bad business dispensation because one is unable to communicate with business associates and clients,” he said in an interview on Saturday.
Mr Mukanga said improving communication quality will result in efficient business dispensation, which will in turn boost economic activity in the country.
Meanwhile, Mr Mukanga said Government is expected to roll out 270 communication towers in rural areas across the country this year.
The exercise, expected to start in April, is aimed to boost communication network in rural areas.
He said Government will soon advertise for companies to tender for the installation of the communication towers.
Last year, about 184 communication towers were rolled out in various parts of the country.




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