MALAWI'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL SACKS THE BOARD OF THE REGULATOR MCA

Telecoms

The Attorney-General in Malawi has sacked the Board of the Malawi Communications Agency. The reason? After three years of Malawi Mobile failing to roll out, it had made a second 90 day extension to its licence. The operator was associated with the former President.

Meanwhile Kenyan regulator the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has suspended four senior legal officers from its board, following the dispute over whether Econet Wireless is financially capable of launching a Kenyan operation. One of the staff suspended was company secretary John Omo. The suspension comes a month after the entire CCK board was dissolved and suspended indefinitely following allegations of illegal activity within the company. However sources close to the regulator say that it looks set to get a new Board next week which will probably be a mixture of former and new members.