Telcor comes under fire for stringent new management approval rules

9 Apr 2013

According to the Nicaragua Dispatch, two of the country’s largest private business chambers have criticised a new decree by the Instituto Nicaraguense de Telecomunicaciones y Correos (Telcor), which demands that all private telecoms companies need to get government approval for their managers, directors, newsroom chiefs and systems managers. All telcos reportedly have 30 days to comply with the request. Both the Superior Private Business Council (COSEP) and the Nicaraguan-American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) claim the decree is in direct violation of the Constitution, the Law of Telecommunications and other national laws and regulations that govern free enterprise. The decree, which was passed quietly last month, was not even published on the regulator’s own website.