Items filtered by date: Sunday, 02 May 2021 - WonsoKabiRadio.Com

Ghana is to start national roaming and interoperability for  all mobile telecommunication companies by the end of 2021.

This will mean that in areas where a network provider has no coverage, the sim will automatically port unto the available network for the period of time that the subscriber is within the said no coverage area.

 

 

Subscribers will therefore not need to own several sim cards from different network providers, as it currently persists with some subscribers mainly because of connectivity issues in some areas for certain providers.

The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful said this a radio interview monitored by Graphic Online on Accra based Asaase Radio on Friday morning [April 30, 2021].

The Minister said it is something that her outfit is committed to ensure that it happens by the end of year 2021.

“So whether there is a service from your service provider in a particular part of the country or not, just like we roam on other networks when we travel, you can roam on other networks when you travel to a region or a district or an area where your network is not present and for a small fee, which you won’t feel because it will be part of the charges that you pay to your network provider but there will be bi-lateral arrangements between all the players to ensure that the national roaming happens and we are going to do that by the end of this year," she said.

“I have already told them [stakeholders] that, we are doing it and the discussions have already started and the regulator is involved to see how we can mandate that, so all of this would help with connectivity across the country which is the foundation of what we want to do," she added.

Rural telephony project

The Minister said one of the major projects that was started in the year 2020 was the rural telephony project.

 

“It is incumbent on government to extend connectivity to all parts of the country and not leave it to the private sector because they are motivated by profit and incentive.”

“So if there isn’t a commercially viable sector, they are not going to go there but every part of Ghana needs to also engage in the digital transformation that is taking place in the world. So government is putting in 115million euros to extend connectivity to un-served and under-served parts of the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Published in Politics

Anti-corruption campaigner, Mr P.C. Appiah Ofori has urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo and the NPP-Government to ensure that all challenges faced by the past Special Prosecutor (SP), Mr Martin Amidu is addressed before the incoming SP starts work.

He also urged the NPP government to resource the incoming SP to enable him work efficiently.

His advice comes after Kissi Agyebeng was pencilled for the Special Prosecutor position.

The legal practitioner and Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal, Mr Kissi Agyebeng has been nominated as the next Special Prosecutor (SP).

Per section 13 (8) of the Office of the Special Prosecutor Act, 2017 (Act 959), when the position of the SP becomes vacant, the President shall, within six months, appoint another qualified person for that portfolio.

Speaking on Atinka TV’s morning show, Ghana Nie, hosted by Ekourba Gyasi Simpremu, Mr P.C. Appiah identified that too much interference during Martin Amidu’s tenure did not help him do his work as expected.

He advised the NPP-Government to cut down the interferences and allow the new SP to work independently.

 

 

“The interference during Martin Amidu’s tenure is a lesson to government. When the interference is too much and the culprits are not punished, it does not help. President Akufo-Addo has appointed a Special Prosecutor to fight corruption, and protect public purse for the benefit of the citizens. He should ensure that all the Problems Martin Amidu faced are addressed. The SP should also be allowed to work without interference so that he brings to book those who are corrupt,” he advised.

Mr P.C. Appiah noted that although corruption reduced when Martin Amidu was in office, it is on the rise now, especially after Martin Amidu left office.

He advised the incoming SP to boldly deal with corrupt people without fear or favour.

“He should take the Auditor General’s report, the past one up to the present time, and prosecute those who have been exposed for engaging in corrupt practices,”.

Kissi Agyebeng

Mr Agyebeng is the Chairman of the Electronic Communications Tribunal – the body which determines appeals from parties aggrieved by decisions of the National Communications Authority (NCA) on issues such as the closure of radio stations – and one of the best-known lawyers in the country.

He is the Managing Partner of Cromwell Gray LLP, a law firm based in Accra.

 

 

 

Published in Politics
Page 3 of 3

Wonso Ka Bi Radio is an ultimate Music, News and Talk Internet radio for Ghanaians Diaspora. Here you can get the latest news from the whole world quickly.

Photo Gallery