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Government would insist on quality and efficient services – Communications Minister

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Haruna Iddrisu - Communications Minister

The Communications Minister, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, has said he would insist on efficient and quality services by the telecommunications operators and that the government would ensure improvement in services, particularly in the rural areas.

He was addressing a consumer forum organized by the National Communication Authority (NCA) at the Prempeh Assembly Hall in Kumasi.

The goal was to provide the platform for the operators, consumers and regulators to interact and discuss solutions to challenges.

“Creating frontiers for consumer awareness” was the theme.

Mr Iddrisu said in line with the vision of promoting sound quality, measures were being  put in place to switch from analogue television and radio to digital.

Mr Kofi Quakyi, Board Chairman of the NCA, said the authority would make sure of high standards of performance and competitiveness by all players in the industry.

The NCA has the mandate to regulate communication by wire, cable, radio, satellite and other means of technology for the orderly development and operation of efficient communication service.

Mr Quakyi said the Authority aimed at becoming the most forward-looking and innovative communication authority in the sub-region by creating and maintaining efficient, transparent and business friendly environment.

This would help transform Ghana into premium destination for Information, Communication Technology (ICT) investment in the sub-region.

Concerns raised at the forum included high rate charges by some of the mobile telephone companies and overspending on other activities rather than concentrating on improving the network quality.

Source: GNA

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