Govt threatens mobile operators with legal action

source: The Botswana Gazette
Written by EDITOR
Tuesday, 01 December 2009 13:22

Warns them against running competitions
BTA says mobile operators can run promotions subject to Botswana laws
The government through the Ministry of Trade and Industry has written to all three mobile operators, Orange, beMobile and Mascom warning them to desist from running competitions whereby subscribers win prizes by sending messages.

However observers say that mobile operators’ licenses should allow them to have value added activities such as promotions. They say this is the norm across a number of sectors such as chain stores.

Responding to questions from The Gazette, Department of Trade and Consumer Affairs Director, John Matsheng confirmed that the three mobile operators had been warned to stop running prize competitions as this amounts to gambling contrary to [continue reading]

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