LIBERIA: FORMER TELECOMS MINISTER ACCUSES EXECUTIVE MANSION OVER COMIUM, CELLCOM LICENCES

Telecoms

Former Deputy Post & Telecommunication Minister for Administration, Towah A. Towah has pointed accusing fingers to former Transitional Chairman Gyude Bryant for the registration of COMIUM and CELLCOM, two GSM phone companies operating in the country.

Speaking during the turning over program at the Ministry over the weekend, the former deputy minister said that the entire registration process for Cellcom and Comium was done on the instructions of former NTGL Chairman Bryant through a special Presidential Committee at the Executive Mansion.

Towah told employees of the ministry in the presence of Minister Jackson E. Doe, his successor, that Chairman Bryant and his Executive Mansion based committee that was charged with the mandate to register the two GSM companies excluded authorities of the Postal Ministry for reasons best known to them. According to him, what the past administration of Post and Telecommunication headed by former Minister Eugene Nagbe did was to only bill the two companies financially for onward payment at the Ministry of Finance. He disclosed that financial arrangements for the registration of the two companies were not known by the former administration of the ministry.

The clarification by the former deputy Post and Telecommunication Minister came at the time the past administration had collected huge sums of money from the GSM companies before the tenure of the NTGL ended.

The Analyst