PF to spend more than US5 million to check citizens emails and phones

Some of the main mobile phone service providers in Zambia has confirmed being approached by a team constituted by president Michael Sata to start tapping people’s emails and phone conversations.

And security sources have also disclosed that the Zambian government will send more than United States Dollars (USD)5.7 million and an initial US Dollars 2.1 million has already been paid while the rest of the payment will be spread over 2 years.

Sources with the Zambian government treasury and finance department said they were just asked to make the transfers with no questions asked.

Security wings also report that it is one way in which the Chinese government and businessmen will have an upper hand in business dealings in Zambia as they will have access to the Zambian contracts and other security information using this installation for their espionage on Zambia.