PRESS RELEASE

 

Following the preliminary report of the ICT Taskforcerecently instituted by
His Excellency The President, Cabinet has decided to terminate the
contract between the Government of The Gambia and MGI, to exclusively
manage the International Gateway of the Gambia.

Accordingly, the general public is hereby informed that the management
and control of the international gateway has now been transferred to
GAMTEL with effect from Friday 7th July, 2017. As a result, GAMTEL did a
successful takeover and now all international calls to and from the Gambia
are through the GAMTEL gateway.

We, therefore, count on the service providers and users for their support
and encouragement while the process of takeover by GAMTEL is
completed and stabilized.

Meanwhile, the international call termination rate has also been reduced
by $0.10 cents, equivalent to 18% reduction. The Government will
continue to work with GAMTEL and operators to further reduce the cost of
communication.

Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure

10th July, 2017