Gambia government has reduced the international call tariff by 18 per cent, the
Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MoICI) has announced.
“The international call termination rate has
also been reduced by $0.10 cents, equivalent to 18% reduction,” the ministry
said in a press release announcing the termination of the contract between The
Gambia government and MGI regarding the management of the international gateway
of The Gambia.
termination of the contract followed a preliminary report of the ICT taskforce
recently instituted by President Adama Barrow.
apparently recommended by the taskforce, the management and control of the
international gateway has now been transferred to GAMTEL with effect from
Friday, 7 July 2017.
a result, GAMTEL did a successful takeover and now all international calls to
and from The Gambia are through the GAMTEL gateway,” MoICI said.
government will continue to work with GAMTEL and operators to further reduce
the cost of communication.”