- The Telecommunications Chamber is calling on all Ghanaians to be mindful of data usage in these coronavirus-plagued times
- The Chamber appealed to Ghanaians to avoid video calls that are unnecessary
- It has compiled the industry's '10 commandments' to help save cost within the COVID-19 period
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The Telecommunications Chamber is calling on all Ghanaians to be mindful of the way they use both call credit and mobile data in times like these when the world is battling coronavirus.
In a press release sighted by YEN.com.gh, the Chamber appealed to Ghanaians to avoid video calls that are unnecessary as well as limit data usage on various apps.
In a bid to help save data while staying compliant to lockdown directives, the Chamber compiled the industry's '10 commandments' to help save cost within the COVID-19 period.
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It also advised that it is advisable to limit the amount of data used from 9 am and 11 am as well as 7 pm and 11 pm which is considered as digital rush hour.
It is advised that background applications are to be turned off if they are not in use.
The Telecom Chamber indicated that the suggestions are to enable telcos meet the demands of professional office teams and people undertaking distance learning while at home.
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In other news, the government has predicted a 1.5% fall in the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to the partial lockdown.
The minister of finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, speaking in Parliament, indicated that the current project is a reduction from the initial 6.8% projected for 2020.
According to Ofori-Atta, the spread of the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown has led to a slowdown in economic activities in various sectors of the economy.
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