PURA Serves Comium With Notice Of Suspension

//PURA Serves Comium With Notice Of Suspension

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By Buba Gagigo

The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority [PURA] has served COMIUM Gambia Limited with a notice of suspension.

PURA said the notice is due to the telecom’s failure to pay their “licenses and spectrum fees for the period of 2020 and 2021 and international gateway levies”.

“The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority – PURA  in accordance with the PURA Act 2001, the Information and Communications Act 2009 and the relevant applicable regulations is informing the public that Comium Gambia Limited have been served with a notice of suspension and given up to 1st October 2021 to show cause why PURA should not suspend their operating licenses. This suspension is due to their failure to pay licenses and spectrum fees for the period of 2020 and 2021 and international gateway levies. These form a fundamental part of their licensing conditions,” PURA said in a statement on Thursday.

The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority however advised all COMIUM subscribers to secure an alternative service provider pending the final determination of the matter, should they fail to meet the terms of the suspension.

“In light of the suspension notice served to Comium, PURA does not want to expose Comium’s subscribers to significant losses in the event Comium does not adhere to the terms of the suspension notice. Therefore, all Comium subscribers are advised to secure an alternative service provider pending the final determination of this matter.  The public is further informed that Comium has [sic] been directed by the Authority to inform all its subscribers of the suspension notice served to them and Comium’s right to make a written or oral representation to the Authority on or before 1st October 2021,” the statement informed.

2021-09-16T18:33:49+00:00

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