Defunct Guinean telecoms operator Societe des Telecoms de Guinee (Sotelgui) is no closer to be being revived, Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy, Mamy Moustapha Diaby told Africaguinee in a recent interview. The incumbent was declared bankrupt in February 2013, and as previously reported by TeleGeography, has since experienced a number of aborted attempts to restart its operations.
Minister Diaby said: ‘Nothing is blocking the revival of Sotelgui. But Sotelgui as it is today cannot be restarted. Because to restart a business it must have a minimum of services to be offered to the population. Sotelgui has no such infrastructure, it does not have these service applications … What we are doing today is to finalise the audit of the entire infrastructure of Sotelgui, to agree on a common strategy, this strategy validated by the government and to agree on the business recovery process.’