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PURA suspends licence applications on broadcasting, others amid covid-19

Apr 2, 2020, 10:46 AM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has temporary suspended licence applications for broadcasting, petroleum among others effective 1st April, 2020 until further notice.

The decision from the regulatory authority is geared towards enforcing President Barrow’s State of Public Emergency declaration aimed at fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has currently hit the world.

“Following the declaration of a state of public emergency by H.E. the President in view of the covid–19 global pandemic, The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) hereby informs the general public that applications for licences and permits including testing of tanker trucks in the following regulated sectors are suspended forthwith effect from 1st April, 2020 until further notice; the Authority states in a news release.

1.         Petroleum

2.         Broadcasting

3.         Telecommunication

4.         Electricity

5.         Water and Sewage       

“PURA will continue to monitor the situation closely and will inform accordingly when the suspension is lifted.”