CONSUMERS FROM ONED BRANCH OF GHANA TELECOM OWE OVER FIVE BILLION CEDIS

Telecoms

More than 10,000 consumers of the Eastern Regional branch of the Ghana Telecom (GT) owe 5.5 billion cedis to the company. The company has, therefore, embarked on the mass disconnection of defaulters, recovery and reallocation of lines to awaiting customers while debtors are being prosecuted for recovery of the amount. The Regional Head of the company, Nii Amaa Fleischer-Brock, who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Koforidua last week, however, urged defaulters to pay up promptly to avoid "the unpleasant situation of having to disconnect their lines and other punitive measures."

Nii Flesicher-Brock who expressed concern about the alarming rate at which the payphones in the region were being destroyed, also appealed to residents to take good care of the payphones in their areas. Giving the telephone supply situation in the region, he said there are 10,123 fixed telephone lines in eight out of the 15 districts, 4,285 One-Touch mobile phones, 581 communication centres and 304 payphones. Nii Fleischer-Brock said the company would soon acquire switches and radio equipment to extend telephones to the remaining districts to support the government’s vision of having all Senior Secondary Schools and district capitals to enjoy Internet services.

GNA