STARTECH Communication director Progress Kapula has accused ZICTA of sidelining Zambian companies from participating in the installation of 31 GMS communication towers through its attached requirements to the bid. In an advert placed in various newspapers August and September, ZICTA invited bids for the design, supply, delivery, installation, integration and commissioning of 31 communication towers in selected unserved and underserved areas in the country. But Kapula told News Diggers that combining civil works with the supply of active equipment was tantamount to blocking Zambian owned companies from participating. “What is surprising most with this tender, is that ZICTA deliberately combined the civil works with the supply of active equipment (Elements) to block local or Zambian owned companies because they know…...

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