Vodafone Ghana, a telecommunications company, is refurbishing old telephone booths collected from the urban centres to offer mobile payphone services to rural communities. Major Albert B. Don-Chebe (RTD), Head of Corporate Communication of Vodafone Ghana, who made this known during a media encounter in Takoradi on Thursday, said the payphone booths, would function like stationary mobile phones.
"We (Vodafone) realised that people were no longer patronising the phone booths in the cities with the advent of mobile phones and it was becoming more expensive to maintain them," he explained. Major Don-Chebe said the payphone booths would create opportunities for all Ghanaians to access and use phones for private and commercial purposes. He the company had devoted special attention to improving access to communications in the second cycle schools and to achieve this, 200 Senior High Schools have so far benefited, while 110,000 starter packs had been distributed. Major Don-Chebe said Vodafone Ghana was committed to making their services better and cheaper to customers.
He said since the launch of the company in March, the customer base had increased for more than 35 per cent, leading to the creation of more than 7,000 jobs for people throughout the country especially those in the distribution chain. Major Don-Chebe said the company had contributed over GHC 1,200,000 in cash, inputs, and services to various educational institutions and communities.
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