The Chairman of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) Siray Alpha Timbo has expressed his dissatisfaction over GSM companies Chief Executive Officers (CEO’s) not attending the first Consumer Parliament assembly, instead sending in representatives.
He stressed the need to review GSM operations in Sierra Leone “whether it is a cartel, menace or an anti-cooperative body.”
He noted that they will “recommend a persona-non-gratia to government” on the operations of mobile companies in this country.
In his keynote address before the official opening of NATCOM’s first Consumer Parliament, the Minister of Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben-Kargbo made two policy statements.
He said his ministry will now deal with individual mobile operators and not associations.
“Why this decision?” asked Awoko reporter, he explained, “all of them [mobile companies] have their own special needs and problems.”
The Info Minister also lifted the temporary moratorium on registration of GSM companies.
By Ophaniel Goodind