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ICT Bill to be tabled before cabinet
October 07, 2011
Information and Communication Technology Minister, Nelson Chamisa
on 6 October 2011, announced that the information Communications
Technology Bill would soon be tabled before cabinet once certain
concerns raised by other ministries had been addressed, reports
The Herald of 7 October 2011.
Chamisa said this while giving oral evidence before the Parliamentary
Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and Communication Technology
chaired by Honourable Seiso Moyo. Chamisa noted that some ministries
raised concerns that the Bill empowered his ministry to encroach
and usurp the powers of other ministries.
also said that he was finalising consultations with other ministers
so that the Bill could be taken to Cabinet before it is tabled in
parliament. He further observed that the inclusive nature of the
country's political terrain had brought an awkward situation
which saw the country's ICT sector being administered by three
ministries which threatened the convergence of ICT regulation.
He argued that
this multiplicity of players within the ICT industry had caused
problems in terms of coordination and policy implementation.
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