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Comium “Shocked” By PURA’s Decision



By Buba Gagigo

GSM operator Comium has said that it is surprised and shocked by PURA’s decision to suspend the company on October 5, 2021.

The GSM Company said the “surprising” news came after positive meetings between its new management and PURA.

Comium added that they paid D14, 000,000 of its gross dues, and also expressed determination to pay the remaining amount, without even relating the payment to its D21, 000,000 due receivable from Gamtel.

 “Despite the dues from Gamtel , Comium new management and its international investor are still committing to proceed immediately in settling the remaining, and they shall provide within one month period, a full-year of network upgrade plan; provided that PURA stops immediately the network suspension and will not tie them to any conditions that would jeopardize the kickoff of the new era of telecommunication in the company and the country.

 “Noting that the new move of Comium will not only improve the economic situation in Gambia with the new investment but will also create additional job openings increasing the existing Comium workforce by at least 30%, while safeguarding the main source of living of the current 125 employed families in the company,” they said in a statement on Tuesday

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