By Olusegun A. Ogundeji – Sierra Leone’s telecom regulatory body, National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), has gotten its first director General since its inception in 2006.
The profiled and much-talked about post was filled last week by Mohamed Bangura who officially met with the Board of Commissioners, Senior Management and staff of the Commission in a brief introductory ceremony held at the Commission’s HQ, Hill Station.
“It is with great pleasure and patriotism that I have responded to his call. And it is also in that same spirit of patriotism that I have accepted the offer of the post of Director General at NATCOM,” Mr. Bangura said as he acknowledged that his coming back home from the UK was a direct response to President Ernest Koroma’s call for Sierra Leoneans living abroad to come and join forces in building the country.
“…NATCOM has a very great responsibility to not only regulate the activities of telecommunications operators in the country, but also to provide a level playing field for all competitors and to ensure that consumers of their services do receive good value for money,” he noted.
Mr Bangura holds a B.Sc. Hons degree in Physics and M.Sc. degree in Information Technology both from the University of London, with an in-depth understanding of ICT.