The suspended Director General at the National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM), Maxwell Massaquoi, was on Monday 13th January 2020 reinstated by the Commissions Board. According to the Board Chairman, Alhaji Sheriff, they reached the decision to allow the Director General to continue with the work of the Commission. The reinstated Director General of NATCOM, on Monday 13th January 2020, held a brief meeting with some senior members of Staff at the Commission’s conference hall on the way forward. It could be recalled that in a letter dated 9th December 2019, signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Information Ministry, A. S. Sheku, a directive was requested for an indefinite suspension to be instituted against the NATCOM DG by the Board. The NATCOM Board issued a suspension letter to the NATCOM Boss, which sparked public debate across the country, and Members of Parliament also became interested on the issue. The Committee on Information and Communication in late December 2019 in a Resolution ordered for the DG to be immediately reinstated, claiming that the NATCOM Board had violated section 10 of the NATCOM Act which requires “independence” or non interference in the execution of their duties.
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