Business News of Saturday, 5 December 2015
Residents of Nsesereso and its catchment area in the Dorma Municipality of the Brong Ahafo region are calling on the various telecommunication companies in the country to extend their services to the area.
The Nsesereso community which is a few kilometers from Ghana’s neighbour Ivory Coast has no reception to any of the mobile companies in Ghana
The residents depend on service of telecom companies in Ivory coast for calls and other inter-phone transactions.
According to them, call charges from the Ivorian telecom companies are too expensive since they are charged inter-country rates. They are charged GhC4.26 Pesewas per a minute call and Ghc1.46 pesewas per a received call.
Lamenting about the situation to Starr News’ Brong Ahafo regional correspondent Michael Mfum Sarpong, a resident of the community Stephen Boye said the situation is unacceptable.
“Its unfortunate that we are in Ghana and yet we can’t have access to our own telecom services.
“We have to depend on the Telcos in Ivory Coast and that is unfair because their charges are too high for us.
“We are pleading with our local mobile companies and the government to extend their services here,” he said.