Namibia Govt rubbishes social media monitoring claims

29 March 2018


The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) in Namibia has refuted allegations communicated in WhatsApp messages and on other social media platforms that the Namibian government will introduce a new regulation that will allow it to monitor communication platforms, including people's mobile phones .

In a statement issued by MICT, Acting Permanent Secretary Roselia Penda said the government has not passed any such regulation and is not in possession of a system that has links to the public cell phones, nor does it monitor phone calls and social media activities of citizens.

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