NGOs Urges Malawi to Abandon ‘Spy Machine’
The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and the Centre for Development of the People (CEDEP) have called on Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) to abandon the implementation of what has become known as the ‘spy machine’.
CHRR and CEDEP point out that, “We add to the voice that from the onset, the machine has been a source of discomfort among telecom operators as well as Malawians who have been left in a guess-work exercise on the government’s real intentions for purchasing the ‘spy machine’.”
They also note that officials from MACRA have been defiantly defensive of the move, straddling the innocence line by arguing that the purpose for the controversial machine only stops at revenue and quality assurance among telecom operators.
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