Antoine Pamboro argues that the government is fully aware of Vodafone’s licensed presence.
This is called a ping-pong game. Speaking on June 14, 2017 to the senate on the subject by Pierre Flambeau Ngayap of the National Union for Democracy and Progress, the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications had not gone four ways to let know that the presence of Vodafone in Cameroon Is illegal.
“Vadafone Cameroon does not have any type of license (first and second categories to practice in Cameroon as an electronic communication operator“), Minette Libom Li Likeng said.
“The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications of Cameroon was informed of the existence of this operator through the media following the launch of its activities … It emerges after investigation that the entry of Vodafone Cameroon on the market would result from a Partnership between Vodafone and a first-class licensee. Having noted this breach of regulations, I urged the actor to comply with the regulations in force. While instructing the regulator to be more vigilant with a view to strict compliance with the rights and regulations of the Republic, “she added.
False retorts the director general of Vodafone Cameroon. Antoine Pamboro expresses himself in the columns of La Nouvelle Expression (LNE) on newsstands on June 20th. He said that MINPOSTEL is fully aware of the presence of his company. “We had discussions with the ministers. She has received all the documentation that shows that Vodafone operates through a valid license, issued by the competent authorities. The minister is fully aware of our operations in Cameroon, “he said.
He explains that “the company that gets a Category 1 license is Northware. She signed an agreement to operate in Cameroon under the Vodafone brand. Indeed, all rights since the issuance of this license date from 2010. They have been regularly paid, “he adds. A warrant has recently been issued against him. Antoine Pamboro said that the arrest warrant had been lifted quickly.