Subah Infosolutions Ghana Limited has won the International Gateway Monitoring System contract, after a thorough evaluation of bids submitted by twelve companies (eleven international and one local).
The Ghanaian-based company is responsible for the monitoring of the International Gateway System in Ghana and Guinea (Conakry) as well.
Presenting the report of the Evaluation Committee to pressmen yesterday, the Deputy Director General of NATCOM, Victor Findley noted that, Subah’s bid was “the most responsive” among the rest. He described the evaluation process as “very transparent and credible”.
The Director General of NATCOM, Senesie Kallon informed newsmen yesterday that he was extremely happy with the process used in recruiting Subah to monitor Sierra Leone’s International Gateway System.
According to Mr. Kallon, Subah is expected to effectively monitor quality of service in real time on international voice and data traffic between Sierra Leone and overseas destinations.
The Chairman of NATCOM, Momoh Konte told pressmen that the evaluation process was not influenced by anyone including the President. “President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma never attempted to even discuss the evaluation process with me…Infact, he always emphasized that, the evaluation process must be transparent and credible”, Mr. Konte said.
The NATCOM Chairman noted that, with the recruitment of Subah, Sim box fraud will soon become a thing of the past.
He admitted that, as a result of poor and ineffective monitoring of the gateway system since Teltac’s contract was annulled in April this year, the government was losing close to a million United States dollars a month in revenue expected to be collected. “We cannot continue to register such huge losses in revenue generation any more…It grieves me that some people are still bent on undermining the economy of the country for their selfish needs,” Mr. Konte fumed.
The formal signing ceremony of the three year contract between NATCOM and Subah is expected to be done next week, according to senior NATCOM sources.
Meanwhile, Mr. Konte has informed the media that, they have taken legal action against Multi Choice Sierra Leone Limited (Operators of DSTV) for failing to abide by regulatory standards set by the Commission.
The matter is expected to commence in court very soon, according to Mr. Konte.