State saves telecom jobs

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu (right) talks to Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitolela as Vice-President Inonge Wina (left) looks on during a Cabinet meeting tea break at State House yesterday. PICTURE: THOMAS NSAMA

CABINET has approved the issuance of a Statutory Instrument (SI) to facilitate the introduction of a 30 ngwee-a-day tariff on internet phone calls to save jobs in the telecommunication industry.
Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya said Government is concerned about the increase in the use of internet phone calls at the expense of traditional calls.
Ms Siliya, who is Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, said the decision was made yesterday during the 12th Cabinet meeting chaired by President Edgar Lungu at State House.
During the same meeting, Cabinet also approved in principle the introduction of a Bill in Parliament to amend the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to strengthen the operations of the agency, as well as the enactment of the Cyber Security and Cyber Crimes Bill into law.
This is according to a statement issued yesterday by Ministry of Information and

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