ZICTA advises consumers to sanitise ICT gadgets and use Digital Payment Platforms, prods Hanford Chaaba
ZICTA advises consumers to sanitise ICT gadgets and use Digital Payment Platforms
It is undeniable now that Information Communication and Technologies (ICTs) have become indispensable in our lives, for instance, we always move with mobile phones with us now just the way we move with wallets and handbags, noted Zambia Information Communication Technology (ZICTA) Corporate Communications Officer, Hanford Chaaba (Mr) in a Media Statement issued on Thursday March 26, 2020
In view of this global and national concern of the coronavirus diseases, Mr. Chaaba reiterated that it is important that members of the public remember to sanitise their key ICT gadgets such as mobile phones and laptops, among others to avoid the possible spreading of the virus.
This can be done by wiping the gadgets regularly with the disinfectants such as hand sanitisers.
“We also advise members of the public to avoid sharing gadgets like mobile phones, as this could easily transmit the virus from one individual to another. Having said that, the Authority also encourage companies that deal in various products and services to adopt digital or online payment platforms,” admonished Chaaba.
Using digital platforms will not only avoid unnecessary social and physical contact which can make consumers susceptible to the virus, but is also an effective and secure way of accessing products and services.
“Remember, e-payment or online payment systems are a bedrock of a well-functioning digital economy, and this is very critical in quest to achieve digital financial agenda,” admonished Chaaba.