Ghana’s President unveils MTN House in Accra

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Ghana’s President unveils MTN House in Accra

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

Ghana’s President, John Dramani Mahama, has officially opened the multimillion dollar building of Ghana’s telecom giant MTN at a colourful ceremony held in Accra. The new edifice, known as MTN House, will now serve as the Head Office of MTN Ghana’s operations in the country.

President Mahama noted the immense contributions of MTN operations in Ghana and lauded them for taking advantage of the enabling environment created by the government of Ghana to impact positively on the lives of so many Ghanaians.

He mentioned the recently auctioned 800MHz spectrum and the establishment of the National Data Centre among others as some of the gains that the government has chalked up, thereby positioning Ghana’s digital economy strategically to blossom.

“We are witnessing more software been developed locally by Ghanaian youths. MTN Ghana is the latest to acquire a 4G license, it’s my hope that you will bring wide experience to bear and reach, deploy your 4G services to the benefit of Ghanaians across the country,” he said.

The president, who was full of praise for MTN, further acknowledged Ghana’s enviable mobile and fixed telephony subscription record which according to official records from the National Communications Authority (NCA) hovers around 33 million subscribers as at August 2015. “Ghanaians have followed the phenomenal growth of mobile and IT services and developed a huge appetite for quality and reliable services over a relatively short period. Service providers must therefore meet the demands of subscribers and reduce the call drop rate, fix competitive prices, deliver premium, quality data services and provide exceptional customers service,” he stressed.

 



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