5 Jun 2008

Samoa Tel eyed up by Government and World Bank

11:17 am on 5 June 2008

Samoa's Minister of Finance, Niko Lee Hang says the government has plans to team up with the World Bank to privatize Samoa Tel.

The government's plan has been revealed in the new financial year budget to be debated in parliament in two weeks time.

The minister says there are services in communication that is better implemented by the private sector.

And one of the reasons behind the move is the current competition in telecommunication services in the country.

Since 2006, SamoaTel has been competing with Digicel to provide mobile phone services