Southern Province Minister CORNELIUS MWEETWA is concerned with some unscrupulous people who have opened fake social media accounts in his name, requesting for money from unsuspecting members of the public in exchange for jobs.
Mr MWEETWA has since urged the Zambia Information and Telecommunications Authority -ZICTA to partner with law enforcement agencies in order to curb Cyber Crime.
He has further advised members of the public to be vigilant and not fall prey to fraudsters in the Cyber space.
Mr. MWEETWA was speaking when a delegation led by the board Chairman from ZICTA paid a courtesy call on him at Provincial administration in Choma.
The delegation is in the province to set up a Provincial office as well as I.C.T facilities at boarder points as part of its decentralization and expansion project.
Meanwhile, Mr MWEETWA is happy that the decentralization of ZICTA will create employment for the people of Southern Province.
Earlier, ZICTA board chairman FRIGHTONE SICHONE said ZICTA intends to set up type approval posts for inspection of gadgets and I.C.T equipment entering the country at boarder points not only in Province but countrywide for enhanced revenue collection.
And ZICTA Acting Director General MWENYA MUTALE has disclosed that the agency will partner with the Zambia Revenue Authority- ZRA – and Ministry of Finance for enhanced revenue collection at border points.