MTN, Airtel Tigo and Vodafone assure of stable network in elections and Christmas

MTN, Airtel Tigo and Vodafone assure of stable network in elections and Christmas

- Internet providers have assured of no network black out n election day

- The Telecommunications Chamber has in a press statement revealed all structures are in place for a good network

- The assurance contradicts the huge gap in rural telephony

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The Ghana Telecommunication Chamber, which ensures that mobile subscribers enjoy the services of their networks, has assured the general public that there will not be any disruptions in network coverage or data service during and after the elections on December 7.

Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber, Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, told Joy News that all structures have been put in place to secure the safety of networks. His assurance follows fears of an internet blackout during and after the general elections.

MTN, Airtel Tigo and Vodafone assure of stable network in elections and Christmas

Dr. Ken Ashigbey, CEO. Telecoms Chamber. Photo Source: Graphic Online
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Telecommunications experts say that the success of the 2020 elections will be based on how secure and open mobile telephony will be during and after the elections. Sadly thousands of rural folks in Ghana have no access to mobile telephony in Ghana. Sector Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful explains that an aggressive national rural telephony.

The fear of an internet blackout remains a top concern in the lead up to the general election. But the government, through the information ministry has assured Ghanaians of a free flow of internet connectivity.

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So far, Government has secured 155 million euros from the China Exim Bank to expand access to telephony in rural communities.

Launching the rural telephony project at New Edubiase, President Akufo-Addo is positive bridging the ICT access gap will enhance trade and commerce in such communities.

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