Zambia Govt Reportedly Distributes Starlink Kits to 156 Constituencies

Zambia Govt reportedly distributes Starlink kits to 156 constituencies in collaboration with the Smart Zambia Institute. The Ministry of Science and Technology of Zambia donated Starlink kits to the National Assembly of Zambia which is to be distributed to every parliamentary district in the nation.

Zambia Govt Reportedly Distributes Starlink Kits to 156 Constituencies

Zambia Govt Reportedly Distributes Starlink Kits to 156 Constituencies

Malungo Chisangano, the National Assembly’s first deputy speaker, expressed gratitude to the government and the management of the Smart Zambia Institute for the prompt donation at last week’s transfer ceremony held at the parliament buildings.

This occurs as Zimbabwe, a neighboring country, is seizing Starlink equipment, and POTRAZ, Zimbabwe’s telecom regulator, has issued a warning that businesses and individuals found to be selling or promoting Starlink Internet service equipment could be arrested. Since then, government agencies have been working around the country to apprehend Starlink users.

The National Assembly wants to increase information and communication technology use in its operations, so Chisangano of Zambia said the Starlink kits were a kind gift that could not have come at a better time.

My e-Parliament App

The My e-Parliament app, a digital tool intended to enhance communication between Members of Parliament and the public, was recently unveiled by the Zambia National Assembly.

Chisangano added in a statement, “For this application to work, it requires strong Internet connectivity. Therefore, the Starlink kits being donated will facilitate the full implementation of the e-Parliament and will go a long way in bringing parliament closer to the people.”

The kits will improve digital engagement with constituents and revolutionize legislative operations, according to Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane, who made this statement at the same ceremony. Members of parliament would use the kits, according to Musokotwane, to better connect with constituents on crucial subjects like the Constituency Development Fund.

Most African Countries Now Have Access to Starlink

In addition, he said that actual travel will no longer be necessary “to address a matter that can be resolved in good time using the Starlink device.” Percy Chinyama, national coordinator of the Smart Zambia Institute, said that the kits’ broad coverage area guarantees that constituent offices are reachable by locals who choose to utilize the gadgets for Internet access.

Many African countries, including Nigeria, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, and Kenya, now have access to Starlink. The most developed economy in Africa, South Africa, yet cannot access it.



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