Spy machine ready for use in Malawi

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The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is set to start using the spy machine after Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) lost a legal battle with the regulator.

Following a judicial review application that TNM sought in 2015 challenging the installation, the Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that MACRA can install the controversial machine which is officially known as Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (Cirms).

Godfrey Itaye dubs the court ruling a “victory to customers”

TNM argued that the machine will violate privacy of its subscribers but MACRA said the spy machine is to help monitor mobile network providers in the country.

Making the ruling on Tuesday, the Supreme Court gave a go ahead to MACRA to install the machine.

MACRA’s director General Godfrey Itaye described the ruling as a “victory to customers” arguing that the machine will ensure that subscribers are not ripped off through the services offered by mobile network providers.

Itaye added that MACRA is to comply with the ruling that has warned it not to violate privacy of people in the country.

The machine, which Macra bought at USD6.8 million is set to be in use in September this year.

The body said in 2015 that the roll out of the machine will see it getting K500 million every month from operators.

MACRA disclosed that the machine will be operated with expertise from US based company Agilis International.

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43 Comments

  1. 100% Useless,panopa Boma la malawi likufunika atsogoleri a chinyamata anzeru zao coz akulu akulunu mwakula nde nzelu zayamba kupelewera m’mutu.

  2. Aaaaaaaaa spy machine za ziiiiiiiiii, kodi boma limaopa chani zoona kumaononga ndalama zambiri mbiri on useless projects like that one pamene ntchito zopindulira anthu Kumudzi ndi mmizinda zikulephera kuyenda bwino kaamba kosowa ndalama pamene inu ndalama mukuseweretsera zina….zitipindulira chani ife a Malawi zimenezo? Koma ndiye ngati amuyayatu eeeish

  3. Don’t buy a spy machine buy a lie detector because most of our government officials are shenanigans that deserve to rot in jail they should be kept where they belong

    • ati monitoring mobile service providers networks, what number called what number, was the communication done efficiently etc; people call it a spy machine chifukwa they believe kuti they may be listen to what people are discussing, specific people that is…..chingy waenerq kuzitsatatu zimenez, mwinaso it was his idea nchifukwa amatibweretsera bucky tutorial….lol

  4. Apanga bwino kodi sangapange zoti munthu akagula sim card asanayambe kuigwiritsa ntchito azipanga register kuti akamaigwiritsa ntchito molakwika azipezedwa mosavuta?

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