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Two renowned figures nominated by His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to serve as Members of the Board of Commissioners of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) were on Friday, 20th March, 2015 approved by the House of Parliament.   These include: Commissioners Alpha Sesay and Ibrahim Koroma (flanked by Mr. Ibrahim Kabia, one time Commissioner of NATCOM, and Mr. Mohamed Bangura, Director General of NATCOM).

Commissioner Alpha Sesay was former Managing Director of Sierratel, Sierra Leone incumbent telecoms service provider. Mr. Sesay is coming from an engineering and telecoms background with wealth of experience having served in various capacities in the telecoms sector. Commissioner Ibrahim Koroma on the other hand is coming from one of the consumer watchdog organizations in Sierra Leone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

117Operators at the 117 Call Center at Wilberforce, in Freetown, receiving calls from across the country, for the attention of first responders medical teams to Ebola cases. The facility is pioneered by the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) with architectural and soft ware support from AFCOM and SBTS Group respectively.  Other Call Centers pioneered by NATCOM in the fight against Ebola include 711 dedicated to the burial team; 644 or 1644 dedicated to Citizen’s Engagement via the Open Government Initiative (OGI); and 112 for the Police and the national Fire Force. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 The Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the Dedicated National Information Systems, who is also the Director-General of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), Mohamed Bangura, explaining the proposed coverage of the Dedicated Mobile Network  while conducting a study tour of the facility during the three days Ebola lockdown on Sunday,  21st September, 2014. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A significant development in the telecommunications sector is the ECOWAS Wide Area Network (ECOWAN), whereby the capital Freetown will be linked to Monrovia and Conakry via a 590 kilometer ECOWAN fiber network, which will also connect 43 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and University Colleges.  The twenty-two months project which commenced in January 2014, is jointly funded by the Islamic Development Bank and the Government of Sierra Leone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Untitled-2Digging of the trench on the highway linking Freetown to the south-East of the country prior to the laying of the 590 kilometers of ECOWAS Wide Area Network (ECOWAN) fiber cable that connects three West African capitals of Freetown, Monrovia and Conakry, funded by the Islamic Development Bank and the Government of Sierra Leone, aimed at improving telecommunications infrastructure in the sub-region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 NATCOM supports policy dissemination by the printing and distribution of 4,000 copies of the  Right to Access Information Act of 2013 to learning institutions and key stakeholders  throughout the country, as part of the Commission’s 2014 Performance contract signed with  His Excellency, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma  - (L) Resident Minister South, Muctarr Conteh,  receives copies in Bo from NATCOM Officials 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pttThe Chairman/Commissioner (L) and the Director General (R) of the National Telecommunications Commission, Dr Tom Obaleh Kargbo and Mohamed Bangura respectively, signing the 2014 Performance Contract with HE Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at a ceremony held at the State House Gardens on Tuesday 25 March 2014. The occasion also marked the certification for the 2013 Performance Contract. The signing of performance contracts by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) was introduced by the APC Government under the presidency of HE Dr Ernest Bai Koroma to improve on service delivery and management of public resources. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICTgirlThe National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) trains 100 women and the girl-child in the use of the computer in Magburaka town, northern Sierra Leone. The two days training session on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th March, 2014 aims at providing basic computer skills for beneficiaries in rural communities, being the fourth set to have received the training in addition to previous sessions in Waterloo, Tombo and Pujehun. Participants were introduced to the use of the internet and word processing.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the Dedicated National Information Systems, who is also the Director-General of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), Mohamed Bangura, explaining the proposed coverage of the Dedicated Mobile Network  while conducting a study tour of the facility during the three days Ebola lockdown on Sunday,  21st September, 2014. 

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