Sunday, June 26, 2011

#Sierra Leone - Lebanese firm Management Development International is negotiating privatisation of Sierratel

[daily star] Beirut-based Management Development International Co., is currently in negotiation with Sierra Leone for the management of the West African nation’s state-owned telecommunications company, said Abu Bangura, head of the National Commission for Privatization.

The country’s telecom firm, Sierratel, offers cellphone, fixed-line and Internet services and is one of 24 state-owned enterprises that the commission wants to sell, Bangura said in a phone interview Tuesday with Bloomberg.

The talks are due to take place in Freetown this week, according to Madonna Thompson, the commission’s head of telecommunications and utilities.

Management Development International was established in 2001 and provides consultancy services across the Middle East and Africa.

Beirut company in talks over Sierra Leone telecoms

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