Civil Society Activist, Edmund Abu Jr. has blasted one Ben Foday, a staff working for the country’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) for giving an untruth statement regarding the data tariffs’ cost in the country, during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Edmund Abu Jr. – who has been at the forefront of the data tariff fight took to his Facebook page and blasted Ben Foday for not giving an accurate statement regarding the data tariffs’ cost in the country.

The just  released activist, who is involved in a legal tussle with mobile operators (Africell, Qcel, and Orange), expressed his dissatisfaction over Ben Foday’s comments made during the BBC interview. Foday tagged the recent data tariff increment as “standard prices or floor”; adding that the increase is in line with “International Standard Prices”.

Abu Jr. also questioned Ben Foday’s education based on the way he spoke in the interview.

Ar shame for we education na BBC today, if na bin SLBC e 40k, U day call 150% tariff increment minima? na FBC you day disgrace & u need adult education. Please let be mindful of what we say on int press,” he stated.

The 150 percent increase in mobile phone tariffs in Sierra Leone has raised anxiety among individuals from all work lives especially students and youths.

“NATCOM, which is accountable for regulating the movements of all telecommunications in the country has long been on the side of the multi-million mobile companies, for their gains,” one disgruntled citizen bemoaned.