MTN Ghana Courts Media Support to Curb Stealing at it's Cell Sites
Source: thenorthernweb - September 18, 2022
Mobile telecommunication giant, MTN Ghana, has made a passionate appeal to the Ghanaian media to help them prevent stealing activities at the company's cell sites in order to guarantee uninterrupted and quality service to its customers.
According to the company, there was rampant stealing of parts of telecommunication machines installed at various cell sites or towers which enabled voice and internet connectivity.
Northern Sector Network Manager for MTN Ghana, Joseph Kwadwo Addai speaking at the 2022 edition of the MTN Editors' Forum in Tamale on Monday, bemoaned the rate at which boards were frequently being stolen in some communities in the Northern Region.
The phenomenon he said, had cost the company so much resources to replace the stolen boards.
Mr. Addai also indicated that the development was a major factor in network instability in most communities in the region.
Customers, he observed, would continue to encounter poor network if the theft at various tower sites was not stopped or prevented.
“In the Northern Region alone, about 36 boards have been stolen between January and September with Nyankpala, University for Development Studies, Tamale Technical University and Guma as well as Kusawgu in the Savannah Region recording the highest. So we're appealing to you to use your medium as journalists and media houses to educate the public about the damages and effects of the boards theft”.
According to him, despite the huge investments the company was making, fibre cuts and boards theft across the country continued to hinder stable and effective network provision to some parts of the country.
Mr. Addai also urged the public to be vigilant and report suspects to the company. This, he believed, would curb the canker and enhance network quality in the region.
“The company is hopeful that your reportage will be of help to the problem”.
Haruna Shaibu, Chief Sales and Distribution Officer of MTN Ghana, indicated that as part of the company's 2025 vision, they were focusing on digital, data, fintec, digital, enterprise, wholesale and API services.
Mr. Haruna revealed, that the company was operating in over 20 African countries and looked forward to achieve what it termed as ‘Ambition 2025’ by building the largest and most valuable platforms, drive industry leading community operators, create shared value and accelerate portfolio transformation.
The MTN Editors' Forum, annually, brings together selected senior journalists and editors to review activities of the company and offer suggestions and recommendations based on their experience and that of the general public especially customers.
Participating editors and senior journalists came from different media establishments in the Northern and Savannah Regions.
Participants listening to presentations during the editors Forum