Liberia: Lonestarcell Responds to Call Monitoring Allegation

Telecoms

Monrovia — The management of LoneStarCell MTN has denied allegation by Representative Acarous Moses Gray (CDC-District#8 Montserrado County) that Mr. Benoni Urey political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP) is monitoring customers' calls. In Representative Gray's claim he said, Mr. Urey, who according to him (Gray) has 20% share in the cell company is using his influence and position to steal users of the company personal information for his political use.

But in response to the Montserrado County lawmaker claims, Mr. Zeanu Miller Public Relations Officer for the company disclaimed the allegation stating that the company does not have that technology to hack on customers' line as it is being alleged by Representative Gray. Mr. Miller in a telephone interview with FPA said: "I talked to my boss on the claim from the lawmaker and he is very concerned. But to be fair we don't have that technology to do that we are a corporate entity. We respect the confidentiality of our customers, we can be sued for disclosing their private information without authority and that we don't want to happen."

The spokesman of the company could not confirm or deny allegations that Urey has been a major shareholder but cautioned critics of Urey to avoid implicating the company into political discussions. "Urey is the head of a political Party, so allegations about Urey and his party should be directed to the ALP we are a cooperate entity," he added.
Source: Front Page Africa