" That's not true. We made Afriwave do a pilot with the Telecommunication companies in order for them to get ready to take over from where Subah Infosolutions leave off. But all these processes were done as part of the procurement process, not before."- William Tevie
IMANI Ghana in its Tuesday Report alleged that the independent Application Evaluation Process (AEP) that awarded a license to Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited, gave the company a monopoly to operate.
This did not sit well with IMANI Ghana and a cross- section of Ghanaians.
" Afriwave Telecoms Ghana Limited needs a minimum of ten years to build the necessary infrastructure to properly do the job. Its not just about Afriwave. For any company to operate an interconnect Clearing House they need some infrastructural investment, and this takes years. This is why we found it necessary to give Afriwave the needed time to do so."
" That's not true. We made Afriwave do a pilot with the Telecommunication companies in order for them to get ready to take over from where Subah Infosolutions leaves off. But all these processes were done as part of the procurement process, not before."
Mr. Tevie added that the NCA's attention has also been drawn to agitations over why a multiple Interconnect Clearing House license will not be awarded as opposed to a single license.
" That will be expensive for the NCA." Mr. Tevie responded. " Already, we have to pay Afriwave Telecoms about 7 million dollars on this contract. Imagine how much we will have to pay if we are to award three or four licenses", he asked.
He , amongst other things, accused the NCA of awarding the contract to Afriwave without the necessary procurement procedure, and even before the contract of Subah Infosolutions whose contract had not ended at the time, could complete their work.