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PNG Communication Workers Union wants removal of Kumul Telikom Holdings board Chairman

The PNG Communication Workers Union with the support of its members is calling on the Public Enterprise Minister William Duma, to sack the current Chairman of Kumul Telikom Holdings Limited Board, Mr. Mahesh Patel.
The call comes after some serious allegations were labelled against Mr Patel by the Union regarding mismanagement in office as Chairman.
The Telikom Workers Union President, Mr. Nug Mamtirim said they have already sent a submission containing all the allegations pertaining to Patel's conduct to the Minister on Monday the 27th of November.
The allegations were on his decisions on the 2015 Telikom Acquisition of EMTV for K27million, the 2016 K1.5million Fiber Optic transmission link from Gerehu telephone exchange to City Pharmacy Ltd head office in Gerehu stage six and the 2017 K60million undeclared profit by Telikom PNG Ltd to name some.
“Mahesh Patel must be further investigated; therefore, we are calling on the Minister to institute a commission of inquiry or internal investigation into all the allegations that’s been captured in the submission that we have given to the Minister,” said Mr. Mamtirim.
“Telikom PNG Limited has not been running smoothly as other state owned enterprises and with all the allegations now against Mahesh, the Minister must remove him as soon as possible.”

Photo: Mr. Mamtirim talking to staffs of Telikom PNG Limited

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