Today I was going through an article we’ll post shortly on ICT security in Zimbabwe. In the article, reference was made by the writer to the fact that there are no major information security compliance or legislation requirements to govern the implementation of ICT security in Zimbabwe. That the only major requirement around is for banks to comply with the RBZ Bank Certification (Bank Supervision IT requirements).
As is practice here, when we make a claim in an article, we make sure that we reference the source of the information. So I pointed my browser to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe website, to find any information on this RBZ ‘security’ requirement. It opened the neat RBZ site we all came to know during those mad ‘burning’ days.
I clicked on the menu links on the left. None of them is working! They all return the ASP error in the picture above. The only page available on the site is the homepage. The homepage itself is outdated. The last foreign currency exchange rates were entered on 8 February this year.
I remember a time when speeches by the Reserve Bank governor were posted on the site within an hour of the live speech presentation.
For a central bank website, this is quite embarrassing. We’ll make an effort to tell them about it. The RBZ is not alone in this. We have done 2 articles in the past about broken websites in Zimbabwe. One last year and another just weeks ago.
UPDATE (30 June 2010): Now it’s just Offline.