The ICT Minister has been summoned by parly to address the constant increase in data prices The Daily News reports. The matter was raised in Parly by Magwegwe MP who said:
Internet data bundles are just disappearing from our phones and our houses. Unfortunately without a proper test, we cannot tell whether or not Internet service providers are stealing from the citizenry.
However Speaker, I have a feeling that if we invite our colleagues in the ICT Committee to interface with Internet service providers as has been done by our Zambian colleagues to perhaps reach a non-binding agreement if this House cannot be persuaded to make laws against disappearing data and expensive data, it would help.
Anele Ndebele also said data is expensive and connectivity is poor at the same it expires and urged the minister to give a ministerial statement on the matter. Jacob Mudenda agreed that Kazembe Kazembe the responsible minister should give a statement on the matter. Data prices have been increasing at a rapid pace ever since the economy nosedived.
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