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Ghani warns companies to reduce internet prices

Ghani warns companies to reduce internet prices

Jan 29, 2020 - 16:36

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has asked telecommunications companies to reduce internet price otherwise their licenses would be revoked.

According to a statement from Presidential Palace, the president issued the warning during a meeting with residents of third, fourth municipalities and Paghman districts.

The visiting delegation demanded improvement in security, dealing with land usurpation, illegal armed groups, improvement of educationinfo-icon, healthinfo-icon sectors and provision of facilities such as clean drinking water, transport, reduction in internet price and protection of ulemainfo-icon and mosques.

“I inherited wasted opportunities. We will fulfill your demands according to the available resources. Your suggestions would be converted into practical programms and shared with residents of Kabul in a meeting at the Loya Jirgainfo-icon hall,” he said.

Referring to distribution of electricity to Kabul residents, he said electricity bills would be distributed to consumers after every month unlike the past which was after two months.

Referring to high internet price, the president said internet rates had reduced in the worldinfo-icon but companies still provided the facility to consumers against the previous price.

He warned if companies did not reduce the internet price, their licenses would be revoked.

He also directed Kabul Municipality to coordinate with local elders and speed up development works.



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