Member of Parliament (MP) representing Constituency 78 in the Bo District, Honorable Eric Jumu, on Tuesday 8th May 2012, expressed his disappointment over what he described as the poor performance of Telecommunication companies in Sierra Leone. The MP used standing order 23 to express his disappointment in the services and operations of the companies.
According to him, it is disappointing to see mobile companies operating in such a small country like Sierra Leone for over six years and can not provide complete coverage across the country.
Hon. Jumu further cited the inconsistency of mobile companies in the country to even provide uninterrupted network service to their subscribers within the city.
He therefore used the forum to remind Member of Parliament that quiet recently, Vice President Alhaji Sam Sumana raised the same concerns in a meeting with top officials from the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM). He said the Vice President was very concern over the poor performance of mobile companies operating in the country. This according to the MP, is a pity for mobile phone users especially those residing in the rural communities. He further noted that people residing in the provincial areas on several occasions, could not make it when they want to get connected with their loved ones in Freetown or other parts of the country.
He said it is now an open secret that subscribers are paying for the services and the operators are refusing to provide them with the services they are paying for.
Hon. Jumu finally used the forum to call on the various mobile companies operating in Sierra Leone and their regulators, to take an immediate action against this ugly situation.
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