From BizTech Africa
The Zambian government has extended the SIM card registration exercise by a month in order to allow the more people to register their cards.
The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) set December 31, 2013 as the deadline for SIM card registration.
But the Minister of Communications and Transport Yamfwa Mukanga said the Zambian government has extended the registration exercise because of the overwhelming response that the exercise has received from subscribers in the last few days.
The minister said he was also impressed with the collaboration between ZICTA and the country’s three mobile operators on the SIM registration exercise.
“The extension should be taken as official notification and therefore supersedes the earlier announced phased approach to SIM card deactivation,” Mukanga said.
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