Tigo Ghana observes minute of silence
TELECOMS| Aug. 2, 2012, 8:08 a.m.
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Tigo Ghana has joined the rest of the Ghanaian populace to mark the one week anniversary of the demise of their late president Prof. John Evans Atta Mills. The General Manager of Tigo Ghana, Adil El Youssefi together with the entire Tigo staff, observed a minute’s silence to commemorate the occasion.
Tigo’s head of marketing, Tenu Awoonor, noted that the many heartfelt tributes and messages of condolence that continue to pour in from across the world and on multiple networks including Tigo, following the passing of H.E. Professor John Evans Atta Mills, attest to the fact that his mark and influence went way beyond the limited shores of Ghana.
“This fact was also amply manifested here at Tigo, where our colleagues from across the operations as far as Latin America and in Africa have shared their commiserations with us.
"Ghana, and indeed Africa, has lost a great leader whose humility and caring nature was as remarkable as it was legendary” he added.
El Youssefi disclosed in the book of condolence opened at the State House, Accra that is it abundantly clear that a great tree, a guiding light and a beacon has fallen and that Tigo joins the people of Ghana to mourn the passing of H.E. Professor John Evans Atta Mills. “We at Tigo mourn the loss of a great leader” he said.
The statement further intimated that while the nation unites in its colossal loss and grief, it should be encouraged and empowered by the values of humility, selflessness and dedication to duty the late president stood for, to continue building a great and prosperous nation.
MORE TELECOMS NEWS
Gabon Telecom, union showdown far from overThe showdown between Gabon Telecom (GT) and SYNATEL, the union of telecommunication workers, is far from over despite the court’s warning and the government’s intervention. Read More
Airtel deepens data market competition with new offersIn line with efforts to strengthen its relationship with customers, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria this week in its Lagos Banana Island Head Office, unveiled a new data campaign tagged “Join the Smartphone Network” which seeks to reward customers for their patronage, and also drive internet usage and penetration. Read More
TNM claims Macra milking phone operatorsGovernment and its agents are milking telecommunication operators through fees and levies, and one of the leading mobile telecoms operators TNM has come in the open to reveal that its cost of levies, fees and taxes was K15 billion for 2014. Read More
Mali’s 3rd mobile operator to start operations soonAlpha Telecom, the third mobile operator of Mali, is set to start operating in the near future to challenge leader Orange and SOTELMA in this West African nation. Read More
Phase3 Telecoms extends aerial cable to Republic of NigerSub-regional telecoms infrastructure company, Phase3 Telecoms said it has started the deployment of aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in Niger Republic. Read More
Predatory pricing in transmission cable market, others worry NCCNigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is worried that in the transmission cable market, predatory pricing, denial of access to viable routes and discriminatory and arbitrary pricing is the order of the day. Read More
USF contributions surpass sh2.5bn targetContributions to the Universal Service Fund by Kenyan Operators have surpassed the targetted sh2.5 billion. Read More
MTN Ghana invests 460 Million Ghana Cedi into operationsMTN has told editors at an annual meeting in Accra that it is committing a total of GH.C 46O Million to improving its network this year. Read More
Airtel deepens competition with SmartConnectThe scramble for subscriber acquisition in the telecoms industry has taken a new turn as Airtel has unveiled a new marketing strategy to grow its subscriber numbers in a bid to unseat Globacom as second largest operator in the country. Read More
FEATURED STORY2bn priced out of internet access
A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHVillagers get solar training at Barefoot College
The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India.
COMPANY NEWSMicrosoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub
Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises ...