By Tabora Bojang
The minister of communications infrastructure Ebrima Sillah has formally lifted the suspension on GSM company Comium allowing the telco to resume business following the “full payment” of tax and licence arrears owed to government.
Comium’s operational licence was suspended in October due to its failure to pay licences and spectrum fees for 2020 and levies for the International gateway for 2021 amounting to about D65 million.
According to a letter seen by The Standard and signed by Minister Sillah on 1st December 2021, this development comes after the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (Pura) informed the ministry of Comium’s full payment of all financial liabilities owed to the state.
“Having complied and fully paid all liabilities and following advisory by the regulator to lift the suspension imposed on Comium, this ministry has obliged and is happy to inform you the suspension placed on Comium on the 5th October 2021 has been lifted,” the minister stated.
Comium has been operating in The Gambia since 2007 and is reporte to have 150,000 subscribers and 125 employees.