By Emmanuel Asante Attakora, GNA
Accra, April 11. GNA – Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister of Communications has reiterated governments support and commitment to the telecommunications industry on her working visit to Vodafone Ghana headquarters at the Airport City, Accra.
The visit, which was also part of a familiarisation tour, afforded the minister to meet with executives of the telecommunication giant Vodafone to share in their success as a pacesetter in driving the digitisation agenda in the telecommunication industry.
Mrs Ekuful revealed that the government was determined to assist and improve the profits of telecoms to grow their business.
“Government is committed to helping telecom companies in any way so they can pay more taxes and expand their corporate social responsibilities.”
The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West noted that it was incumbent for an all hands on deck approach for customers to get the best of services from all stakeholders.
She expressed satisfaction at the investment Vodafone was injecting into the digitisation agenda to give the best to data users.
“I want Ghanaian data users to also enjoy 5G services as I experienced when I travelled Barcelona…Vodafone Ghana through its funding and grooming young entrepreneurs, IT specialists and digital minds as well as plans revealed to me shows that Vodafone is committed to helping Ghana make strides in the communication industry”.
Yolanda Cuba, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Vodafone Ghana on her part, expressed delight to the minister’s working visit to the Vodafone team.
She noted that Vodafone Ghana was ready to champion Ghana’s digital revolution so it becomes a leader in Africa.
“Vodafone Ghana is very much concerned about improving the lives of Ghanaians through technology…through the launch of our new strategies; we are aligned specifically by enlightening Ghana’s digital transformation”.
Mrs. Ekuful answering a question on fibre cuts which has been a problem for telecommunication companies said “We need to step up punitive measures to deter people… such thievery increases the cost of doing business which is passed on to the innocent user”.
According to the Communications Minister, regulators are putting measures to sanitise the sector so underperforming telecom companies.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful before the press briefing held a closed door meeting with the Vodafone Ghana leadership involving CEO Yolanda Cuba, Patricia Obo-Nai, Director of Fixed Business and Customer Operations, Agnes Emefa Essah, Director of Consumer Business Unit and, Gayheart Mensah Director of External Affairs and Legal.