Comium Gambia Limited staff have on Tuesday called on the government and the Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) to lift the ban on Comium’s operation.
More than 30 of the company’s redundant staff convened at Comium headquarters along Kairaba Avenue, holding placards with messages like, “we have families to feed, PURA I am also a consumer, how will I support my family? Give Comium a chance as well as save our jobs respectively.”
Jokin Mendy, the marketing manager of Comium, told journalists that they have already settled their dues for 2019 and 2020. “We have settled all our arrears. We are only left with D42 million of the year 2021 and which is due in December.”
Mr. Mendy revealed that Comium has been in operation for years but never defaulted and is paying its dues. “We have contributed immensely to the development of this country. Money internet.”
According to him, Comium has 150,000 subscribers and over 100 employees.
PURA said Comium Gambia Limited was suspended because it failed to pay licenses and spectrum fees for 2020, 2021, and international gateway levies. According to PURA, these non-paid fees form a fundamental part of their licensing conditions.