Zambian Watchdog gets ultimatum

GOVERNMENT

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Zambian Watchdog gets ultimatum

By Edith Mwale, Lusaka, Zambia

Zambia’s Registrar of Societies, Clement Andeleki, has given the Zambian Watchdog online a 48 hour ultimatum to provide him with a physical address or face deregistration.

Attempts by Zambian government officials to locate the physical address of the Zambian Watchdog have severally proved futile with Andeleki now warning he would deregister it within 48 hours if it will not provide its physical address.

According to the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) TV2 news, Andeleki said the Zambian Watchdog should also pay K18 million (about $4, 000) to his office as statutory obligation.

Andeleki told journalists during a press briefing in his office this week that the Zambian Watchdog was registered in 2002 but did not provide a physical address.

Several senior government and the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) part officials including President Michael Sata and his wife have all been calling for the closure of the Zambia Watchdog because of its content that is so critical to the current government.

But despite being registered in Zambia, the Zambian Watchdog operates outside the country where the owner fled almost two years ago following a court order that sought to have him arrested by the previous government.

The Zambian Watchdog website is further hosted outside the country, making it difficult for the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) to shut it down.

The editor of the Zambian Watchdog online Lloyd Himaambo, has however, responded to the ultimatum by Andeleki by stating, “Our address is www.zambianwatchdog.con, our contact detail is editor@zambiawatchdog.com.”

The Minister of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs, Nkandu Luo, and deputy minister of Finance Miles Sampa were caught on camera two days ago keenly browsing the Zambian Watchdog during a full council meeting.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE GOVERNMENT NEWS

Govt confirms NATCOM’s $252m Nitel/Mtel purchase

The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed the sale of former state-run but now moribund telco, the Nigerian Telecommunication (Nitel) and its mobile arm, Mtel to NATCOM Consortium for $252 million. Read More

Angola takes science and technology roadshow to schools

Angola’s Minister of Science and Technology has hailed a programme carried out this year to increase school learners’ understanding of science, technology and innovation. Read More

Senegal to issue smart ID, voter’s cards

The government of Senegal is planning to issue new smart ID documents and voter’s cards, a project it said will strengthen the administration and fight identity theft. Read More

MTN, Orange, Cameroon govt launch Mobile Tax service

The Cameroonian government has launched a new tax service called Mobile Tax, in association with mobile operators MTN and Orange. Read More

BTCL IPO date reset again

The embattled BTCL IPO launch date has not seen the last of its changes yet.  Read More

Botswana tops Africa Prosperity Report

Botswana tops the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, as the continent enjoys unprecedented economic upturn, but Africa faces new challenges in gender gap and personal freedom. Read More

Mali Digital Plan 2020 to reorganise economy

The coordinator of Mali’s proposed ICT development strategy believes digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise people’s lifestyle and working relationships, boost culture and improve education, among others. Read More

Nigeria lures broadband investors with incentives

Nigeria has highlighted opportunities and incentives for would-be investors, on the sidelines of ITU Telecom World. Read More

Senegal, World Bank launch mobile survey on living conditions

A household survey called A l’écoute du Sénégal ("Listening to Senegal") was launched late last week in this West African nation by the Senegalese government in association with the World Bank. Read More

Gabon businesses to pay tax online

The payment of taxes in Gabon will no longer be done through a procedure of a huge stake of papers and stamps, and by moving from one office to another. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

PWC: Optimism abounds but a bumpy journey ahead for somePWC: Optimism abounds but a bumpy journey ahead for some

PwC’s ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa,’ report says infrastructure spend in the region is projected to reach $180bn per annum by 2025.

IN DEPTH

Africa lags on digital migration Africa lags on digital migration

Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.