Story: Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi
RESIDENTS of Kumasi have been asked to assist the Ghana Telecommunications (GT) Company to arrest cable thieves, whose activities continue to impact negatively on the operations of the company.
The newly appointed Ashanti Regional Manager of GT, Mr Jonathan Kessey-Antwi, who made the appeal at a meeting with journalists in Kumasi, said the company had set aside special monetary rewards for informants.
He said the identities of the informants would not be disclosed, so that they would always feel safe to offer information.
Mr Kessey-Antwi indicated that the company was poised to maintain a leading role in the telecommunications business, and urged the business community and individuals in the metropolis to take advantage of their facilities.
The regional manager said the company was aware of the competition in the sector, but said as a true Ghanaian company, it was ready to meet the demands of the people.
He said the pay phones that had broken down would be reactivated as part of a general programme to rejuvenate that aspect of telecommunications.
Mr Kessey-Antwi also said public interest in fixed phones was dwindling, and said efforts were underway to revive the network to re-ignite interest in it.
He stressed the importance of Information, Communications and Technology in today’s world and the future, and said his outfit was moving fast to bring its services to the doorstep of the people.
He said the region had set itself up to become a regional model for telecommunications development.