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LCA announces amendment of authority rules

Chris Theko

The Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA) has announced the promulgation of the Authority administrative (Amendment) Rules.  The announcement was made at a press briefing in Maseru on Wednesday. 

The announced rules amend Rule 3(2) with the removal of the requirement for application by prior invitation, and introduces application for all licences on a first come first serve basis in accordance with the directive of the Parliament of Kingdom of Lesotho. 

The impact of these rules is that any prospective applicant can submit an application that meets the prescribed requirements, together with payment of application fees to obtain a unified license and operate in Lesotho. 

The Chief Executive Officer of LCA, Mamarame Matela said this amendment is in a bit to enhance and to meet halfway Basotho to explore the network services business. 

“As we chart forward into developing the business and in commemorate 20 years of existence, we are committed to seeing a digitally empowered nation,” Matela said. 

“We urge Basotho to take advantage of the opportunity presented by this transformation of the policy, we do this in the hope to see fair competition, economic growth as well as prosperity” she added.

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