Government to partner telcos to harness the power of technology – Minister

Business News of Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Source: ghananewsagency.org

2018-11-27

Deputy Communications Minister, Vincent Sowah Odotei

Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei, the Deputy Minister of Communications has said Government would continue to partner with telecommunications companies and related information communication technology institutions to harness the power of technology to transform lives.

He said “we shall not relent in our efforts to ensure that the telecommunications industry gets the needed support to propel growth.

Mr Sowah Odotei was speaking at the AirtelTigo’s first Anniversary stakeholder’s dinner in Accra.

He said it was for this reason that they are happy at the success of AirtelTigo’s network upgrade exercise.

He said the enhanced service experienced that the company brought would certainly play a prominent role in the information communication technology development plan of the government.

He commended management of AirtelTigo for the celebration of a one year Anniversary of merger and more importantly for the successful completion of the network integration and upgrade embarked upon.

The Minister said the Ministry of communications was pursuing an aggressive rural telephony programme aimed at connecting the entire country within five years.

He said “we are also seeking to attract foreign direct investments into Ghana to boost government’s digitalisation agenda.”

Mrs Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi, the Chief Executive Officer of AirtelTigo said “Now that we have wider network coverage and faster internet speeds, we will continue to introduce first-in-market affordable solutions that are sure to delight our customers.”

She said both AirtelTigo Money and AirtelTigo business brands would come to the fore, providing relevant and reliable solutions to customers and businesses.

“You can also expect a lot more activity and focus on our role as transformation agents in the communities in which we operate. Investment in our people and network will also remain key”, she added.

She commended the Ministries of Communications, Finance, National Communications Authority, Bank of Ghana and other stakeholders for believing in the company’s ambition to do something that has never been done in the history of the country’s telecommunications industry.

She said the company was a commitment to creating a clear customer experience in the industry and improve the lives of Ghanaians through the use of ICT.

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