The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has debunked allegations that the Government has passed a new regulation that will monitor phone calls and communication platforms such as WhatsApp, facebook and Twitter.
In a press release today, MICT permanent secretary Mbeuta Ua-Ndjarakan said, “The ministry has not passed any such regulation and is not in possession of a system that has links to the public’s cell phones nor does MICT monitor phone calls and social media activities of citizens”.
The ministry said that this ‘fake news’ has been circulating in a WhatsApp message.
“We therefore urge the public to stop circulating such fake news as it is misleading the nation. The public is further cautioned to avoid using social media platforms as a battle ground for political character assassination, discrimination, racism, sexism, tribalism and any other evil deeds to destabilise the peace and stability of the Namibian house”, Ua-Ndjarakana said.