GVG is such a popular supplier of systems to track calls and mobile money transactions that Zimbabwe’s regulator did not complete its public consultation before signing a deal with them.
Zimbabwe intends to implement an RAFM system that will check telco revenues, identify fraud and monitor mobile money.
Unbanked Zimbabweans rely on mobile money but the central bank has banned mobile money agents and placed a tight limit on daily transactions.
POTRAZ, the Zimbabwean comms regulator, wants to copy the automated national telco RA audits found in other countries.
Zimbabwe’s Information Secretary Nick Mangwana blamed telcos for “fraudulent generation of money”.
An employee of Econet created a SIM for a merchant account so he could use it to make payments to bogus agents.
Phone users were unhappy about paying for internet access for a period when the government had interrupted service.
The corruption of African journalism has consequences for the regulation of telecoms providers.
Notion Charakupa misused property belonging to the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC).
Zimbabwe has raised taxes on mobile money and electronic transactions. There are better ways to stimulate a developing economy.