ISSUE 210: ZAMBIAN COMPUTER SOCIETY PRESIDENT RECOMMENDS COMPUTER REGISTRATION
Our Zambia correspondent misunderstood that Computer Society of Zambia President Milner Makuni was actually opposed to the registration of computers.
The President of CSZ actually recommended amendment to the bill to remove the registration of computers as the intention of this provision is not clear. The Government is on the one hand trying to reduce the cost of ICTs and on the other hand introducing new taxes. Implementation of a 'computer registry' would not only be costly to government, and virtually impractical, but also very costly to industry.