The Zambia Information and Communication Technology (ZICTA) has sent a team of officials to locate the offices of Barotse radio with a view to close it down.
A team of officials from ZICTA was in Mongu a few days ago probing the existence of Barotseland Radio.
Despite being aware that the radio station was broadcasting on the internet, for some very strange reason, ZICTA, which is expected to know better on such technology, believed that the radio station had some representation in Mongu based at NAPSA House.
“They were told that the person who answers the phone whose number is advertised on the radio website is based in Mongu at NAPSA House. Now that number starts with +44 and is known to be a UK number. So we wonder why they wasted their time and money coming here,” a source familiar with the issue said.
Former BRE Prime Minister Clement Sinyinda recently featured on the radio station, further heightening fears within the PF dictatorship that the radio station will be used as a mobilisation tool to demand for the restoration of the Barotseland Agreement of 1964.
PF while in opposition promised to restore the Agreement but has since become intolerant of anyone reminding them of their pledge.
By law, ZICTA is a regulatory authority. But since the PF came to power, they have increasingly been turned into an agency that is snooping on citizens.