A Cameroonian tech expert and activist is accusing multinational telecommunication outfit, MTN, of corporate breaches and fraudulent government deals which aim to short change Cameroonians.
According to Rebecca Enonchong, in a twitter thread of Saturday April 14, the company was engaging in a shady and massive layoffs without compensating affected staff appropriately plus failure to honour payments to banks and contractors.
She further stressed that there was a deal with government which according to her was so unfavourable to the state that it could not be justified or explained. Rebecca jabbed government officials who were complicit in the said deals.
‘I realize that some of our ministers would sell their soul for cash and I expect that MTN is counting on it. So maybe if Twitter 237 (Cameroon Twitter sphere) makes enough noise we can force better terms for our country.
‘You must pay the employees you fired without reason or compensation. You must pay your suppliers the contracted amount. You must pay the Cameroon government a fair amount for your license. #MTNMustPay
‘That self dealing transaction where you ‘sold’ your entire infrastructure to yourself (yes we know who owns IHS) then you pay massive rent every month to ‘yourself’. Lowers profits and therefore taxes,’ she said in a series of tweets.
On the issue of MTN’s potential exit of the Cameroon telco market, she said it was welcomed, more so, because another company will step in a do a better job that they are currently doing.
The company has yet to respond to the said allegations. All overtures seeking a response has yet to yield concrete results.