President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has called on MTN, Ghana, to address critical concerns of Ghanaians on issues of affordability, availability, quality, reliability and speed in the delivery of telecommunications services in the country.
President Akufo-Addo said it was imperative that MTN, Ghana, strive harder to attain these goals, as it starts another face of delivering on its vision after 25 years of operations in Ghana.
At a COVID-19 restricted and safety protocol launch of MTN, Ghana’s 25th Anniversary on Wednesday at Kenpinski Hotel in Accra, President Akufo-Addo said the government would continue to collaborate with industry players, to remove all barriers that stifle digital competition.
He said healthy competition in the telecommunication sector is what would engender innovation and better service to the people of Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo said MTN’s entry into the Ghanaian market had proven that “and we must all act collectively to ensure that competition thrives in an atmosphere of fairness and equity.
He said all policy measures put in place by the government, are thus, aimed at promoting and ensuring a level playing field for all Ghanaians.
President Akufo-Addo commended MTN, Ghana, for its numerous social interventions in education, football, culture and festivals, music, health, and the creation of jobs through the MTN Foundation.
He urged MTN, Ghana to partner with the government in its drive to transform and digitise the country’s economy.
President Akufo-Addo described MTN, Ghana, as a model of emulation for businesses in Africa, and particularly in Ghana, and urge it to support start-up businesses in the country.
The CEO of MTN, Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh said MTN, Ghana, had not reneged on its responsibility to impact positively on the country’s economy and had consistently honoured its tax obligations.
He said one of the company’s ambitious 25-year vision is to build the largest business platform in Africa that will leverage digital technology to improve the growth of SMEs and start-up businesses.
Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana), incorporated in 1994 as a private limited liability company in Ghana, began operations in 1996 with initial coverage in Accra and Tema and has extended its services to all 16 regions, key districts, towns and many rural areas.
It is currently the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in the country with over 17 million subscribers, and a market share of approximately 55.09 percent as of December 2016.
MTN Ghana has a staff strength of about 2,500 employees out of which 685 are direct employees, 57 contract employees and 1, 177 third-party contractors.
As part of its 25th anniversary in providing uninterrupted telecommunications services in the Country, MTN Ghana unveiled its 25th Anniversary logo at the grand ceremony to officially mark the 25 years of operations in Ghana.
Rex Mainoo Yeboah, ISD