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Fourth Mobile Operator Finally Coming To Zambia

CABINET has approved a new licensing framework for the telecommunication industry, with a chance for a fourth mobile operator into the sector.

Transport and Communications Minister Brian Mushimba disclosed in an interview in Lusaka that Cabinet had approved a new licensing framework for the telecommunication industry aimed at re-alinging and promoting competition in the sector.

Mushimba said his ministry had formulated a new licensing framework with ZICTA for the Information Communication Technology (ICT) and telecommunication industry in Zambia.
He said the licensing framework would realign the sector and allow more investments and job growth.

“This will also allow more competition in the sector; improve quality of service and lower costs of services in the sector.

“The new regime now allows any operator to apply for a license and allow operator of data such as Vodafone to take a new license that allows them to do voice over IP (VoIP),” he said.
The minister said essentially all ISPs now can be operators and allowed to make voice calls in a regulated and optimised market.

“As the Government, this is very exciting for us. We have cleaned up the licensing framework to unleash the potential of the industry mindful of the latest technological advancements in the sector,” Mr Mushimba said.

“We see a very competitive market now moving forward with lots of investment in the network expansion and backbones because a company can now take one license and based on their infrastructure, offer multiple products,” he said.

Mushimba said the development was very good for the industry as it would bring in investments and jobs as well as taxes for the Government.

He explained that with this in place, there was a chance of a fourth mobile operator in the country.

“With this in place we shall see new jobs created and the quality of services will improve and it will introduce competition and the low costs that comes with that,” Mushimba said.

157 Comments

  1. hummer where it hurts

    Such developmental news is most welcome, unlike cat and rats races.

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    • Alonso

      It’s a wonderful idea to bring in another network for better and competitive rates…

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  2. Chichi

    Why should companies want to invest in Zambia in which country the leader is an idiot? It’s risk to bring investment in Zambia unless you want to risk to be sacrificed by Edgar.
    Signs cute Chichi girl.

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    • mk

      Go back to school chichi

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    • Ba hh

      Chichi stop wat u are doing ,I can go trough zict paying my money and fetch u,wait

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    • Elez

      Iwe chi chichi!!! Ubupuba wafyelwe nabo ukufuma kuli wiso uwakusundile mulinoko uwakunyele elyo wabuleta pachalo, so its not easy to heal you unless if it was madness kaili ubushilu balafwaila muti, so i dont know which of the two you are suffering from since yo childhood. Mind you these charcoal burners are cutting trees anyhow 2gether neyakukuposheko ngabushilu walwala but nga bupuba am sorry no cure you die a goodfool. akabangile takanwine ankundwa. Y always on elc

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    • Musunja

      Some comments will lead to a lot of issues, chichi is it because you are not based in Zambia and don’t support the current government such that you can insult our president like that Zambia has the latest and advanced cyber system to track the source of any post even if you are in down town Texas’s USA ,we can get to your exact location

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      • Chichi

        @Musunja keep your ass together before you suffocate people with odor. You think Edgar’s witchcraft planes can reach me? Hullucinating I guess.
        Signs cute Chichi girl.

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        • Philimon

          Chichi bitch why can’t you keep yo dirty mouth close if don’t have anything say go wash yo dirty pussy u foolish bitch

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          • Edward

            Comment chichi be careful u will b fished wherever u a

    • chipya mulilo

      Companies coming to invest in dis country, are very intellingent. And can’t b fooled by u chichi. A disgraced racist. A lunatic, wth no vision. Only full of hatered and jelousy. They ‘re coming for yo own information. U can hung if u can. U ernegy waster.

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    • PUBSTON

      CHI U AR AN IDIOT YOURSELF, A FOOL U DONT WANT DEVELOPMENT, LEAVE THE COUNTRY FOR US.

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    • Vincent

      Chici remember every dog have its day, I mean that everyone have his own time for success.

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    • NZIKA THEBE

      Iam sure you, the so called chichi, your soul is rotten to the core.You are the most sadist of all the sadist.You know what,such people like you do die from Heart attack due to constant denial and hatred of almost everything people do regardless of such being good for all.Ubuloshi efyo butampa.Ifikansa fya chalo fyakulamilisha imisowa lyonse.

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    • Alber ilu

      Chichi you should mind of what to say about the president, if your wiso na noko are idiots end it in house birch.

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    • Gas

      Chichi let mature minds deal with this.

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    • COLLINS. P. MUSONDA

      Chichi you are an idiot

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    • Aurent

      Comment: chichi, you monthly bleeding ass, watch your stinking ass before it farts rubbish or else it is going to pollute the whole online.

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    • Rastafarian

      Freedom of expression

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    • neston

      Comment. Chichi walachimona wait

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    • KatP

      Please be mature, dont politicise things that has to do with the whole of Zambia. Zambia is bigger than ECL or HH they are just people.

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  3. And K Michelle

    Please “practice what you speak” our Administrators

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  4. Andrew

    Please “practice what you speak” our Administrators

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  5. Henry

    Comment this I’d the welcoming move ,who doesn’t like development. keep it up.

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    • Vincent

      Put politics aside when we’re talking about development, any President in power is for everyone imwe!!

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    • Vincent

      Put politics aside when we’re talking about development, any President in power is for everyone imwe!!

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      • Chichi

        Edgar is in power illegally, so your advice doesn’t help. It will be a wrong investment for any foreign company to put their money into the useless zambian economy. Edgar is drunk and terrible, in fact rated as the world’s most idiotic president.

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        • Bob

          Chichi, don’t respond to what those people are saying about you, just be quiet. God is aware of everything, & His on the Throne Incharge of eveything. Lets just continue Praying, especially for HH, & Mr Lungu.

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          • Chichi

            @Bob, no worries. I don’t pay attention to their nonsense. Those insults don’t hate me at all. They are hungry and poor waiting on their devil Edgar to give them rations falling off from his table at the devil’s temple. Haven’t you noticed that they are commenting on my vagina. This goes to show that they are horny bastards. Unfortunately am not available to meet their list. They can for street hookers where they normally end up to satisfy their hormones.
            Thanks Bob.
            Signs cute Chichi girl.

  6. Joshua

    Good new, atleast can be in prove internet system pa zed

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  7. Chitamawe

    Wider choice on us, the users. A worth reading story & step in de right direction. Unlike de national peace threatening stories.

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  8. mai we

    Good move govt,,it shouldn’t take yrs to b opened,let them oso come with quality phons not tuchila ng’añda type of phons

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  9. Emmz Hazard Jones

    Atlist One Of Better News 4 Development Than ………

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  10. Fred

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    Good move by our government through our able leader ECL

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  11. Jkn

    It’s worthy appreciating well done govt welcome investors our brothers and sisters need something to do before politics.

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  12. ENOCK

    More jobs for us guys.

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  13. sakax

    wonderful

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  14. chiposa

    Chichi i think you are not yet born still in a beach womb.you still want us continue hunging fons on trees.kanyo kobe

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    • Mwape

      People all the insults are very un Zambian? Going to the extent of insulting parents? So what’s the difference between you and Chichi? Shame on you all.

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  15. Ackim

    This has been long awaited. Right move in the right direction.

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  16. Jerry

    that is great we need even more especially in the energy secter

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  17. wawa

    Great news

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  18. jobs mawere

    We ned such developmnts in the country. Iwe ci opostion go to hell with yo politcs of hatred and regionalism.

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  19. zed

    Goodmove

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  20. Kraitos

    Stop focussing on negatives let’s akdo appreciate the great move …communication is vital for evryone why just stuck in the agon of politics.

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  21. bright

    chichi u are a full,u think hh will bring devpment in Zambia never will he be the president coz he deserve not to be.we need such devpment

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  22. Pablo Corleone.

    Amazing! This is very amicable to the ears and palatable to speech other than the recent happenings that don’t benefit us especially tax payers. Please govt that’s what we want as we have posterity to question us what we’ve been doing in terms of development.

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  23. genius chabinga

    all modes of country development are welcme be it #foreign investment.this is a good move as more jobs will be created n finally we can have high quality services due to the competition

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  24. Zecman

    don’t rush people

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  25. Cb

    Nice one,at least kip up

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  26. The Zinc

    kkkkkkk…..ni Edgar shawama Zooona. umuntu ni lungu. Chichi job yamoneka.

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  27. pcm

    read roman 13vs1_3

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  28. De Beloved Amos

    What a wonderful news!!
    Zambia is now developing
    I can’t wait to see competition among the four
    I urge the existing 3 to remain innovative
    Because vodafone network is very powerful and advanced

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    • Zefe

      Vafone will help to bring about quality and competition. Can’t wait to make the first call.

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  29. uncle t

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    chichi post your photo for people to believe you .I don’t think you are a Zambian .Trump said U S A is for Americans .where do you belongs chichi?

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  30. De Beloved Amos

    This type of news is what we want, not about politics every time, we are tired of seeing insults on comments

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  31. joseph

    I can’t want..am curious

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  32. hiz excellence

    great move back transport and communication. ba energy its your turn now,we zescos competitors. zesco has grown wings because they are all alone in this industry. work on that

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  33. sekZo

    Good move

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  34. BLACK STUD

    CHICHI COME BACK WE CONTINUE MAKING PORN MOVIES.

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    • Chichi

      @Black Stud: With due respect your idea is stupid just like you. Are you suggesting i should come back and shoot porn with your dad? My foot! Your prostitute mom told me that he has a tiny dick. How do you expect Hollywood to invest in a small and useless penis. Just because he fucked your prostitute mom doesn’t mean that his smelly sperm was successful in fertilizing your mom’s egg. Fetch your real dad you mother fucker.
      Signs cute Chichi girl.

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    • Adams

      Kkkkk. …never focus on someone’s comments…comment&sign out if u av.

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  35. Binny

    Mmmmmm gud welcome
    Investors

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  36. major

    Lovely ba zed

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    • Fyachitika

      Pipo like Ba chi chi need deliverance from satanism which is deep rooted in them. small childish, chick,chilly creature , learn to respect elders you fatherless creature

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  37. Athino

    Lets wait for it to come to fruition. Will not say much lest i am arrested for “treason”,

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  38. Fanwel Gumbo

    Chichildren use an idiot, very ignorant, understanding bich, that’s why your father is jobless

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  39. 123

    Ka chichi wait utekanye sana you are traceable you will be dealt with wacilamo.
    And you know you are not using your own network too much insults.

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  40. Fyachitika

    Creatures like childish,chick,chilly chicken need devine deliverance. Fatherless chick child,learn to respect elders for you to live longer

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  41. Emmy-kay

    Ndeloleshafye

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  42. Shikela

    Chiposa; . What is the meaning of the phrase ” kanyo Kobe” ? Chichi is correct. Zambia needs better leadership to develop.

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  43. Shikela

    Development is in production not consumption and service industries like mobile operators . We need inventors and producers in telecoms

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  44. guy

    Chichi you sick.chichi means chipuwa chinasalako

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  45. Man of Grace

    Chichi, are you a human created by Almighty God the creator, or a spirit being whose were thrown into the water’s awaiting that big day of destruction?
    Chichi, us real creation of God and real Zambia’s ask you to repentance from your wrong doing.
    Chichi come to your sense… We wish you good life. Leave Zambian people and their Leaders with God to determine our wrong or innocence. May Christ our savior help you.

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  46. Ask them

    Nice move

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  47. Ask them

    Nice one

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  48. Clifford

    I can’t wait when it will happen can any body tell me when please

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  49. Napoleon

    A welcome move.We need them to start coming from glo mobile(Naija) virgin mobile(u.k) and cell c (Suid afrika)

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  50. Ba C

    All of you wastes of space leave Chichi alone.Freedom of expression is a human right.Everyone,even you haters,is entitled to an opinion.Look up the word ‘idiot’ in the oxford english dictionary.It,s simply an expression of one’s traits.Simply scientific.So stop wyning,any citizen worth their salt knows e chakolwa l is up to no good.As for fourth operator,that,s fine.Its up to them to decide weather its worth investing in a backward economy.Shout out to Chichi,keep hope alive girl!

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  51. Justine

    Ba chichi inefye neka njebeniko ubuyantanshi mufwaya mucalo. Politicts every time, we are tired of you my brother let us hear something else, politicts in 2021 not today

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  52. chiz

    Chi chi u will die of Bp,,jst accept wats on the ground my dear & u will c tht u ar currently jst being a public nuisance

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  53. jackson

    i hope Glo can come…

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  54. David mwamba Lubasi snr

    Yesyyyyy…its gud for a growing country like Zambia

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  55. man D

    Chichi you’re foolish and idiot,I know you very well do not think that you’re under cover this world is very small

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  56. kzax-m cool

    let it come to improve development.

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  57. chile

    we thank the government for puting
    In place these measures and looking at what the people need..

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  58. Williams

    We thank God development is still flowing here in our lovely country Zambia!

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  59. VŸÐO

    CHICHI I’LL TRACE YOU THINK BEFORE YOU POST THIS IS NOT YOUR MSMA’S COUNTRY LIVE US ALONE

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  60. Prince Mande

    Please bring credible names like Vodacom and not companies that only register as a company on entering Zambia.

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  61. BLACK STUD

    LADIES AND GENTS CHICHI JUST RAN AWAY FROM MY HUGE COCK WHICH NEARLY RIPPED APART HER TIGHT PUSSY.SHE IS A PERVERT LIKES HAVING SEX WITH HER POOR DAD SHE IS A PRETTY LOW LIFE SLUT WHO IMAGINES SHE IS JENNIPHER LOPEZ.SHE LOVES ORAL SEX AND SUCKS COCKS AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY.SHE IS A STRESSED BITCH AS A RESULT OF BURSTING ON HER MULATOO SISTER BUSY RIDING HER DAD’S SHRIVELD TINY COCK COME BACK YOU LOW LIFE SCUM AND FINISH RIDING MY HUGE COCK.

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  62. Martin Kapikanya

    Good move boma

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  63. yep

    thanx kwa million to our leaders keep it up guys. and to u ninshi HH alilyapo pali iwee? whn u die ukabwela mwaiche nini yako uzigelanogela

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  64. truth

    thanks to e c lungu looking forward to good service interms

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  65. Akapondo munchende

    We shall wait for the operator

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  66. montego conrad

    Chichi are u girl or guy

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  67. tyga

    leave Chichi alone u idiots atase!

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  68. BA JOE

    prz guys,it doesnt mean tht for you to hav an oppotunity of being educated. thn its a passport for insults on intern on internate,Ngo Letalika Lesa Kut akupofula nomba llne notumasambililo tobe tupwile munsele shobe

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  69. ba house dundu

    Nice development. Nd wat z dat network?????

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  70. Brownhat

    Pipo love attention…I can fetch chichi already did….

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  71. Sugarley 🐆

    Chichi you are an idiot

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    • queens and kings

      Infact a big fool ka chichi u you think producing pornography that’s the only development u know go to hell

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  72. Marker

    If it is Vodafone ,then this other networks should pull up there sock and shut not contemplating of pull out but work on competitive advantage s of their s.

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  73. MOS

    chichi do not forget that you are behaving as bad as mushala, now its a question to u where is mushala now?

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  74. NOx Nasilele

    Chichi your idiocy will will be laid bare soon. Continue calling the Head of State all sorts of names and insults. We shall skin you alive by law. You will cry and shit hard. Remember there is time for everything. May I also advise you to shut your rotten beak. Thanks

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  75. queens and kings

    Chicago did you at one time sleepy with father

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  76. me

    Chichi leave these guys coz if u argue wt them,they wil make fool of u.The truth z they hate truth.If their leader dozes,no one shud tell, znbc is told wat news to broadcast,muvi was banned bcoz of truth

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  77. empire two

    Plz just leave chich Alone stop exchanging isults like that coz u av started including innocent parents WO does no what is happening

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  78. T.LO BABY

    Thats a gud news for us zambians let foolish pipo vomit rabish gud day

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  79. Watchman

    Let’s try by all means to avoid vulgar language. ..why all this fighting n fussing? shun pride !!!

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  80. Longinus

    Reserved

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  81. LA

    Comment

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  82. Jazz

    Comment

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  83. Belcott@gmail.Com

    Comment

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  84. L

    CommentL

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  85. Bob

    Great move by govt I guess more jobs will be created, more tax, better services by telecom companies which is all good.

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  86. Phillimon Lungu

    Interesting I wish its Vodafone

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  87. Collence siakalyamali

    Fantastic

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  88. Collence siakalyamali

    Good move

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  89. Marvin

    Great news by gvt..vodone must nw make simcard for voice call available fast fast.

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  90. Caristoandrews

    Nyc news 2 us zambians..

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  91. Aaa

    It is well. This person needs deliverance. People stop counselling demonic situations. This lady needs deliverance. She is possessed hence, we should cast out some demons from her.

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  92. Jerujoro

    She seem to be moved by evil forces and she needs serious delivererance.may the Lord help you.

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  93. jinx#wele

    sounds gud …I got Vodafone smart tab I think I’ll enjoy it when its network starts to work.

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  94. Antu omwe

    Let’s forgive Chichi and move on, she has got a lot to learn from us Zambians. Zambia has changed as well as its citizens.

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  95. DNS

    God we seek for your mercy over our country Zambia. Deliver us from the spirit of hatred and regionalism. Father nothing is impossible with you.I commit all the leaders (both opposition & the ruling) in thy hands. I pray that the dust will be captured

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  96. christian

    Its a good move forget chichi she is a member of freemasons

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  97. krix

    if u knw dat chichi is an idiot y cant u all jx forget her …. muletumweneshena wth yo insults let us not debete on something wch has no value

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  98. Viper

    That’s the development we want in our country.

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  99. SHI MUMBI JERABO

    Iwe ka chichi.

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  100. Vic

    Wat A Gud Thing N Atleast There Wil B Competition On De Market Such Dat These Other Telecommunication Companies Wil Improve Their T&Cs Ov Work.

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  101. manegers

    people learn how to talk if u don’t have any thing to say better you keep your comment in shat up ai

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  102. Editor

    More players,more competition & less cost.

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  103. KatP

    People before you take to the streets to celebrate, this licencing is still inadequate, it is not the same license as Airtel, MTN and Zamtel has. Vodafone will still be restricted to only data and still people with non-LTE handsets will not be able to use Vodafone. Government should just open it up and really allow a fourth mobile company as far as i am concerned Vodafone will not a fourth mobile company but just an ISP with the ability to make internet calls which we can still do with whatsapp and facebook. Dont mislead people but tell them the whole truth.

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    • Ptargat

      Correct. The all issue is about Internet calls which are available on WhatsApp and other messaging applications which use Internet. Data costs in Zambia are very high. Vodafone Internet cost structure is not different from that of Airtel, MTN and Zamtel.

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  104. Poe Jay Steazy Xulu

    Chichi please we have had enough of your useless comments,if you do have things to do better you just let the poeple who have important things to say,say them not just start accusing the President for no reason.
    Don’t be an idiot

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  105. BWALYA CHITI

    I SOLD TELECEL FOR A SONG.

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  106. Dive

    Thumbs up! I just want to urge Labour Office to strictly monitor these organisations & to ensure that employees are not exploited in this sector when it comes to wages. Zambians are a paid penuts for long hours of hard work yet the saw called labour Unions and offices fail to represent us.. So sad.

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  107. mat

    Thumbs up! I just want to urge Labour Office to strictly monitor these organisations & to ensure that employees are not exploited in this sector when it comes to wages. Zambians are a paid penuts for long hours of hard work yet the saw called labour Unions and offices fail to represent us.. So sad.

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  108. Mat-

    Thumbs up to cabinet! I just want to urge Labour Office to strictly monitor these organisations & to ensure that employees are not exploited in this sector when it comes to wages. Zambians ‘re paid penuts for long hours of hard work yet the soul called labour Unions & offices fail to represent us.. So sad.

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  109. Mat

    Thumbs up! I just want to urge Labour Office to strictly monitor these organisations & to ensure that employees are not exploited in this sector when it comes to wages. Zambians are paid penuts for long hours of hard work yet the soul called labour Unions and offices fail to represent us.. So sad.

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  110. mmmm

    Madam chichi u need deliverance.

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  111. Alpha

    Nice take by the gvt. Welcome Vodafone to voice call….

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  112. Orchard

    ok that’s a good news

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  113. roman

    Nic ba chichi

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  114. Pearson

    That is what we Zambian we need in our country to create more competitive among the four network in the markets and create more jobs for youths in our country plus Vodafone is the powerful network and more advanced I so it when I was in south Africa that nice guy let them come

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  115. onasis

    its a good idea.

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  116. Elliott C Prosper

    bantu ba so siti kamba ngako
    let the counry keep developing

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