- The CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has underscored the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the growth and development of most emerging economies in Africa. Citing Asian countries as worthy examples Dr Spio-Garbrah emphasised the need for African Governments to intensify their efforts and solidify their commitments to take a leading role in promoting rural connectivity. The CTO CEO was addressing some 150 delegates made up of various ICT stakeholders, in Livingstone, Zambia, at the opening of a three-day conference on Africa Rural Communications organised by the London-based CTO. In its fourth year this year's conference was under the theme "A vision for the Future", and was in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Zambia.
- Glo Mobile Ghana, one of the latest entrants in the country's mobile telecommunications industry, on Tuesday unveiled 17 personalities as ambassadors to promote their brand. The ambassadors drawn across the music, movie, sports and entertainment sectors is in line with the cellular outfit's corporate policy of recognising outstanding achievements and encouraging enterprise. They include Black Stars striker Manuel Junior Agogo, Ayigbe Edem, Nii Addo Quaynor 'Tinny', Amakye Dede, Paapa Yankson, George Kwabena Aidoo (Kwabena Kwabena), Gyedu Blay Ambolley and Jackie Appiah. Others are Van Vicker, Irene Logan, Nadia Buari, Nana Wiafe Asante Mensah (ASEM), Pat Thomas, Reggie Rockstone, Sherifatu Gunu and Wutah. At a media briefing, Mr David Naji, National Sales Coordinator of Globacom, the parent company of Glo Mobile Ghana, said the signing of the ambassadors adds up to the company's objective to roll out excellent and innovative telecommunications services that will transform the telecoms sector.