Ghana Telecom Company has instituted an award of GH¢1,000 for anyone whose information would lead to the arrest of perpetrators stealing the company's telecommunication cables.
Mr Emmanuel Baiden, the Winneba Area Manager of the Company said this when he addressed a large crowd at a regatta and a tug-of-war competition as part of activities marking the celebration of the Aboakyer Festival at Winneba on Tuesday.
According to him, stealing of the company's cables was doing more harm to both the company and the public.
The competition saw a group named “Macho” coming first in the regatta that covered a distance of 250 kilometres offshore and back.
The second, third, fourth and fifth positions went to Egyapaye, Sika Nmpewrof, A-Adamah, Abasam and Faster groups respectively.
Eyendah and Nation groups drew at last and the seventh position.
Competing in the women tug-of-war game, Fishmongers group defeated Akwabaa group (Chop bar owners) when they succeeded in pulling them down within 45 seconds.
In the men's division the Fishermen group took the first position whilst Hustlers group became second.
The participants were all given cash awards and Ghana Telecom souvenirs.