Fibre cuts plaguing us-MTN Corporate Executive

Ghana News–Mr Sam Koranteng, the acting Corporate Services Executive of MTN-Ghana has decried the attitude of cable thieves in the Ashanti Region.

The criminal actions of these thieves, Mr Koranteng noted has been impeding network services of the company.

According to him, call drops and other interruptions the network suffers has been as a result of the activities of these thieves and other unguided elements in the society.

Addressing news editors in the Region at this year’s edition of the Editors Forum, the MTN Executive said 57 fibre cuts have been recorded by the Ashanti Regional Technical Division of the company.

He therefore called on the media and the public to help the company with information anytime they noticed unusual activities of persons on their lines on the ground.


Mentioning some support projects the company has carried out in the Ashanti region, Mr Koranteng said the construction of a factory for the Juaso Oil palm workers has reduced the risk linked to the heat they were generating for their work.

The establishment of some ICT centers in Ejisu and Akyawkrom as well as the upgrading of the Ejisu Government Hospital and others, the Executive noted was a sign of MTN’s commitment to addressing challenges of its three focused areas.

According to him, the Company is still committed to education, health and the economic empowerment needs of the people of Asanteman.

The company, Mr Koranteng noted in the last Ten years has invested 13million dollars in about 142 projects it has carried out in the Ashanti Region.


The Executive revealed that MTN paid GH 1, O59 billion to the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the form of taxes it owed the State.

MTN, he added also paid GHC 159.4 million to the State regulator, National Communications Authority (NCA) for activities it carried out on that platform.

In sum, he disclosed the company paid a total of 1.218 billion to the Ghana government as its tax obligations last year.


With the growing fraud associated with mobile money system, the Executive mentioned plans to make the MTN platform the most secured system.

The company, he noted is constantly collaborating with the Electronic Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service to address the attendant fraud issues bedeviling the money platform.

He urged the public not to reveal their Momo codes to any vendor or any person that may ask for or seek to perform a function on their handsets.

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