The Minister of ICT, Postal and Courier Services, Kazembe Kazembe, said that the government will accelerate the promulgation of the Cybercrime and Cyber Security Bill into law to deal with the rampant abuse of social media.
Kazembe was speaking at the commissioning of a Community Information Centre in Charandura. He said:
We are now working hard to bring the Cybercrime and Cyber Security Bill into law.
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We now realise that it is long overdue with the rampant abuse of social media platforms.
Social media abusers have become so wanton that they are now even going to the extent of creating false death notices, which goes against our culture as a people.
I urge users of this new Community Information Centre to use it responsibly.
Kazembe explained the importance of Community Information Centres. He said:
The aim of the Community Information Centre concept is to create centres where the community can access and use ICTs to promote their businesses, advance their education and improve their livelihood.
In this regard, Charandura Community Information Centre is furnished with modern computers that are connected to the internet.
It will provide basic electronic services such as Internet surfing, electronic mail service, printing, scanning, photocopying and document binding for your convenience.