PRESS RELEASE: The Regulator imposes administrative sanctions against MTN Rwanda Ltd

Wednesday, 17 May, 2017

 

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) announces administrative sanctions imposed on MTN Rwanda Ltd for non-compliance with its license obligations.

MTN Rwanda Ltd provided services in contravention of Enforcement Notice and Directives issued by the Regulator against hosting its IT services outside the country.

By doing so, MTN Rwanda breached its license obligation requiring it to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and any other regulatory instruments issued by the competent authority.

On 4th May 2017, the Regulatory Board of RURA conducted a hearing session in which MTN Rwanda Ltd was informed on the breach of its license obligations and given the opportunity to be heard, whereby MTN Rwanda Ltd admitted the above mentioned breach. 

In accordance with the applicable laws, the Regulatory Board of RURA decided to impose on MTN Rwanda Ltd administrative fine of seven billion thirty million Rwanda Francs (7,030,000,000).

The Board Decision No 001/BD/RURA/2017 of 12/05/2017 imposing regulatory sanctions to MTN Rwanda Ltd is published on RURA Website www.rura.rw. You can find it by clicking here

Kigali 16th May 2017

Anthony Kulamba

RURA Spokesperson

Tel: 0788318683

Email: anthony.kulamba@rura.rw 


PRESS RELEASE: The Regulator imposes administrative sanctions against MTN Rwanda Ltd