MTN Improves Services

MTN Ghana says it has spent $1.6 billion to improve its network and enhance communication. It has also invested in 4,600 kilometers of fibre optic cable across the length and breadth of the country in addition to constructing three ultra-modern switch sites at Kaase in Kumasi and other places. James Basintale, MTN General Manager for the Northern Sector, said these interventions are geared towards enhancing MTNís network in the country. He made the disclosure on Wednesday when the Muslim leadership in the Ashanti region honoured MTN for helping Muslims in the area. Mr. Basintale noted that his outfit has also built 10 ICT centers across the country to promote ICT learning in all the regions of the country. The Muslims, led by Ashanti Regional Chief Imam, Sheikh Abdul Mumum Harun, read a citation highlighting MTNís good works for Muslims over the years. They later presented a plaque to MTN and Ashcell, authorized distributors of MTN products in Ashanti region for their support to Muslims. Sheikh Mumun Harun enumerated the significant role that MTN and Ashcell have played to enhance the lives and activities of Muslims in the area. Ustaz Burhanu Deen Baba of the Ashanti Regional Chief Imamís office appealed to MTN to establish an ICT center for Muslims in the region to enhance the learning of ICT. Jerry Otchi, Corporate Services Executive, Ashcell, was happy Muslims in the area had acknowledged and appreciated their good works, promising his outfitís readiness to offer more help to Muslims.