Mobile outfit Africell have been dealt a fatal blow by the country’s health ministry over their D12m coronavirus contribution claim.
The Kairaba headquartered and beleaguered establishment went bonkers over news they would be chipping in a total D12million dalasis as their quota in the fight against the pandemic.
Photographs of Africell officials posing with the country’s vice-president Isatou Touray were littered on the web in what most said was a desperate attempt at redeeming their knackered reputation.
The company February this year incurred public anger over their claim ofa G unlimited bundle which was uncovered to have been fake.
Keen monitors of GSM operators said Africell’s latest contribution and D1000 and D2000 wages to frontline health workers was a ploy to steal the show and deflect public anger.
However, that move has been dealt a blow today after the health ministry issued a dispatch asking the Lebanese company cease its distribution of the said funds.
According to the ministry, their approval was not sought.
“it’s unacceptable when the ministry is being sidelined in the disbursement of the funds….This development is worrying to the ministry of administration as until this time the office of the permanent secretary has neither received any formal letter of engagement or has the administration been approached for the conduct of disbursement of funds to health workers,” part of the leaked letter addressed Africell read.