Saturday, April 20, 2013
Gambians Warn To Stop Skype, Viber Dating Services in Internet Cafes
Skype and Viber users will no longer used dating services in internet cafes because they have been warned to immediately desist from doing so.
A release from Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has made it known to the public that such practices are not authorized.
PURA is legally empowered to “determine, review, approve, modify or refuse the tariff and the terms and conditions of service provided by licensee.
But according to them, the barred is in a bid to protect the country’s national interest. They said the public should report any suspicious activities to them by calling.
“It abundantly clear that the offering of International and National Calling Services within Internet Cafes using VoIP services (Viber, Skype, etc) is strictly prohibited. Anyone who is engaged in this activity is depriving the country of the much needed revenue from International and National calls, required for the development of The Gambia” it stated.
Many interenet users in the Gambia prefer using Skype to communicate on daily basis especially in internet cafes. And this ban does not go well with many who heard the news. For many it’s the easiest way to communicate.
Author: Binta A Bah