Government Cancels MOU Signed by LIBTELCO Board with Ketter Telecom (K3); Appoints Interim Managers at Corporation

Wednesday, 12th February 2014

Monrovia, Liberia - Based upon the report of an investigating team, the Government has cancelled the Memorandum of Understanding which the previous Board of Directors of the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LIBTELCO) had signed with Ketter Telecom (K3), a European company, because of the failure to comply with provisions of the Public Procurement Act.

Ketter Telecom (K3) can now apply to the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) for a license to use the equipment it purchased at LIBTELCO’s request, and to render telecommunications services as desired.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the President is now in the process of reconstituting a new LIBTELCO Board and, in the meantime, has requested the suspended Managing Director, Mr. Ben Wolo, and his Deputy, Mr. Paul Muah, to hold on as Interim Managers pending the completion, by the Civil Service Agency (CSA), of a professional recruitment process.