Telecoms News - In Brief


- Communications and Transport Minister, Geoffrey Lungwangwa has said that Government's decision to sell Zamtel is final and cannot be rescinded. He was reacting to the calls by Patriotic Front (PF) - United Party for National Development (UPND) pact that President Banda should rescind Government decision to sell Zamtel shares.

- Staff of the Nitel and its mobile arm, MTel have once again voiced their anger about unpaid salaries which are now 13 months outstanding.

- Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape are to strike this week to force Telkom South Africa to adjust its salary scales before implementing a 7,5% salary increase.

­Vodafone Ghana is to make around 950 staff redundant before the end of the year, as its ongoing voluntary redundancy programme comes to a conclusion. The staff being made compulsorily redundant will be offered the same terms though - being three months salary for each year served with the company. The lay-off to be implemented at the end of November will affect all departments and could also lead to the closure of non-core departments.