The recent adjustment of mobile data prices by Zimbabwe’s largest mobile network operator, Econet Wireless has triggered a lot of backlash from subscribers who have been directing their anger at both Econet and the government.
On social media, the Minister of ICT, Supa Mandiwanzira, was asked a series of questions by people who wanted to know why the government, through its regulator, POTRAZ is setting the high tariffs.
Mandiwanzira, who is on leave has promised to get to the bottom of the issue.
#DataCost. Seen your Qs. I’m on leave until Jan 30 & out of the country since Boxing Day. On return to work, I will get to the bottom of it.
— Supa Mandiwanzira (@SupaCollinsM) January 11, 2017
It will be interesting to see if the Minister’s involvement in the issue will result in any reversal of the tariff hikes.