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NATCOM chairman refutes signing document

March 18, 2016 By Regina Pratt

Chairman and Commissioner of National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM), Momoh Konte, has denied signing any document or authoring a letter regarding an agreement with Network Proximity-Sierra Leone Limited.

He was testifying before Justice Miatta Samba Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Freetown High Court, in a fraud matter involving one Mohamed Osman Sesay, who was charged with conspiracy and related anti-graft charges.

Anti-Corruption Commission prosecutor, Ady Macauley, asked if the witness knew Network Proximity Sierra Leone limited, but he replied in the negative.

The witness was shown a letter dated 19 June, 2015 and asked whether he had authored it, but he also replied in the negative.

The witness also denied giving any instructions to write any letter or in fact added his signature to it.

In reply to the prosecutor, the witness said the Ministry Information and Communications supervises NATCOM, although the latter was solely responsible to issue licenses to telecom companies and internet service providers.

“I never saw any application from Network Proximity Sierra Leone limited as there is a committee responsible for the issuance of licenses,” he said.

The trial continues.

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