By Abdoulie John

The Gambia’s Information Minister Demba Ali Jawo has come plain on the governments controversial decision to restore relations with Multimedia Gateway Incorporation (MGI). Minister Demba Jawo said the government has rescinded awarding the gateway contract to MGI).

“This decision has since been rescinded. The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has finalised the tender processes of acquiring a gateway monitoring tool,” Minister Jawo told journalists on Wednesday during a presser held at the GRTS building, located along MDI road in Kanifing.

The recent decision taken by Gambian authorities to re-establish the contract agreement with the Swiss company MGI raised eyebrows from many quarters, prompting many to call on government to reconsider the controversial decision involving a company involved in huge financial scandals in the ousted Jammeh regime.

Jawo said his ministry is teaming up with Ministry of Justice and PURA to finalise the license terms and conditions of the gateway contract. This, he added, would enable the government to immediately roll out the liberalisation of the Gateway as dictated by the policy.

Minister Jawo went further to explain that one of the contributing factors that led the Gambia government to rescind its decision has to do with startling revelations at the Janneh Commission implicating MGI.


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