MTN Ghana lauds government for NIC policy

Christopher Tetteh, GNA

Goaso (B/A), Sept. 22, GNA – The Management of
MTN Ghana Limited, a mobile telecommunication company, has expressed confidence
in the government’s National Identification Card (NIC) initiative as it would
enhance accurate information and authenticate data gathering.

The identification card, MTN Management
believes would help the company to have accurate data about every Ghanaian to
facilitate easier delivery of services to customers.

Mr Michael Kwasi Amengor, the acting Northern
Sector Manager of the Company gave the affirmation when speaking at a one-day
MTN community forum held at Goaso in the Asunafo North Municipality of
Brong-Ahafo Region.

The forum engaged representatives of various
institutions, heads of security services, traditional rulers, assembly members
and the general public.

It showcased developmental plans and corporate
social responsibility achievements of the company through the MTN Ghana Foundation
for nation-building and also discussed ways of addressing seeming challenges in
their services to residents in the Municipality.

In response to a question regarding why the
Company had not been able to identify and arrest fraudsters manipulating their
mobile money system to serve as a deterrent to others, Mr Amengor attributed
that to the non-existence of a more authentic NIC.

He praised government for the initiative
through the National Identification Authority to provide every Ghanaian citizen
with a NIC.

Mr Amengor said “MTN was doing everything
possible to secure the system to prevent tricksters from having their way, but
the NIC would make the effort easier and improve efficiency in the company’s
daily activities”.

He said many people have provided inaccurate
information for their sim cards registration which was making the tracking of
such individuals and fraudsters difficult.

Hence the NIC, if issued would eradicate all
those with incorrect and fake information like wrong date of birth and non-existing
house numbers in the system, Mr Amengor said.

He pledged the company’s determination to
provide qualitative network and other mobile phone services to customers by
developing products to meet their needs and satisfaction.

Mr Amengor said the company was engaging the
Police to clamp down on the fraudsters, and urged customers who received
messages of wrong mobile money transfers on their wallets to report to the


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