Dr. Gift Machengete, POTRAZ Director General
A report in the state owned daily publication, The Herald, says POTRAZ is currently “evaluating local data charges and major cost drivers amid indications the cost of data in Zimbabwe is too high.”
This apparently follows reports last year that Zimbabwe has the third highest internet data charges in Africa after South Sudan and Swaziland.
Said POTRAZ director general on the issue:
In our studies we assess where we are compared to the region and why we are where we are. The issue of data, that it is expensive (in Zimbabwe) is something that I am personally interested in. I am looking into that, to say how possible is it in terms of making sure that data is affordable in the country?
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe POTRAZ) is the regulatory authority of Zimbabwe's telecommunications sector and was established in terms of the country's Postal and Telecommunications Act Chapter 12:05. POTRAZ was established in February 2001 Read More About POTRAZ
The Herald is a daily newspaper and internet publication published under the Zimbabwe Newspapers (Zimpapers) stable in Harare. It is also the country's oldest newspaper still in print. Read More About Herald