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Call for Government Intervention in Ghana’s Telecommunications Sector”

Call for Government Intervention in Ghana’s Telecommunications Sector”

 

It is imperative that the Ghanaian central government, as mandated by the 1992 constitution, takes decisive legal action to protect its citizens and uphold the nation’s interests. This involves the initiation of an urgent petition through parliament, specifically under the Ministry of Communication, to safeguard Ghanaian consumers utilizing private telecommunications services. These providers often subject citizens to unforeseen inconveniences due to technical issues on their networks, disrupting businesses and daily activities.

 

To address these challenges, it is time for the government to implement drastic measures to revive Ghana Telecom, including reclaiming shares allegedly sold to private entities. This ensures that the benefits of telecommunications services are channeled back to citizens and the nation at large. Additionally, recognizing the significance of technology, particularly data mining, in driving economic growth, the government should convene a stakeholder meeting with Ghanaian technocrats to explore high-tech solutions for economic revitalization.

 

Recent incidents, such as the nationwide internet outage on March 14, 2024, underscore the urgency of government intervention in the telecommunications sector. Businesses incurred significant losses, and citizens faced disruptions in accessing essential services, highlighting the need for a reliable telecommunications infrastructure.

 

It is time for the government to prioritize the interests of its citizens and engage local technocrats in resolving telecommunications challenges. This presents an opportunity to harness technology for economic advancement and job creation, ultimately enhancing Ghana’s economic value and prosperity.

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