27.10.2007 Business & Finance

GT loses one billion cedis through cable thefts

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The Ghana Telecom Company Limited lost a total of GH¢ 100,000 (one billion cedis) from cable theft in the Volta Region this year.

Mr Paul Evans Amuzu, Volta Regional Manager of the Company who disclosed this at Hohoe on Wednesday said the Company had instituted a reward scheme of GHC 1,000 (10 million cedis) for any information that would lead to the arrest of persons engaged in the act.

Mr Amuzu told the Ghana News Agency at Hohoe in an interview that the cable theft insurgence, which was prevalent in the Ho and Hohoe areas, was thwarting the Company's operational efforts and was depriving its customers of quality access to their product.

He said feasibility studies had been completed for GT to expand its operations to all tourists sites in the Region including the Wli Waterfalls, Afadzato and Tafi Monkey Sanctuary as a boost to the tourism industry.

On bill defaults, Mr Amuzu said customers in the Region owed a total of GH¢ 450,000 (4.5 billion cedis) and appealed to them to pay their bills to enable the company to expand its operations.

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