The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority – PURA in accordance with the PURA Act 2001, the Information and Communications Act 2009 and the relevant applicable Regulations is informing the public that Comium Gambia Limited have been served with a notice of suspension and given up to 1st October 2021 to show cause why PURA should not suspend their operating licenses.

This suspension is due to their failure to pay licenses and spectrum fees for the period of 2020 and 2021 and international gateway levies. These form a fundamental part of their licensing conditions.

In light of the suspension notice served to Comium, PURA does not want to expose Comium’s subscribers to significant losses in the event Comium does not adhere to the terms of the suspension notice. Therefore, all Comium subscribers are advised to secure an alternative service provider pending the final determination of this matter.

The public is further informed that Comium has been directed by the Authority to inform all its subscribers of the suspension notice served to them and Comium’s right to make a written or oral representation to the Authority on or before 1st October 2021.

The Authority remains resolved to take into consideration any representation made to it by Comium during the notice period and the extent to which the public is likely to suffer losses, damages, or inconveniences if Comium’s licences are suspended.

The Authority continues to remain at the service of the public. Any person that needs further information can contact or call 148.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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