Vodacom Lesotho appeals against watchdog directive

Vodacom Lesotho appeals against watchdog directive

Vodacom Lesotho launched an appeal against the Lesotho Communications Authority (LCA), which recently demanded operators must seek the watchdog’s approval before appointing senior staff.

A Vodacom Lesotho spokesperson told Biztech Africa, it launched the appeal detailing the LCA demanded to be notified of the appointments of directors, officers, senior officials, and auditors of companies holding unified licenses in communications.

“Vodacom Lesotho continues to be committed to in-country regulatory compliance and to achieving the highest standards of corporate governance and citizenship by adhering to all applicable laws in Lesotho,” the company said.

The LCA announced the directive last week in a bid it stated to improve the telecoms sector. Vodacom had been in constant conflict with the watchdog, which recently moved to strip the company of its operator licence over an unpaid fine stemming from a late licence renewal payment. The country’s high court demanded more evidence to be provided by the LCA, bagging Vodacom a first victory in the courts.