President John Evans Atta Mills has given a strong warning to the
Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, Sherry Aryittey,and
Communication Minister Haruna Iddrisu to ensure that Nigerian
telecommunications giant Globacom begins full operations in Ghana
before the end of 2010.
The President warns the Environment and Communications Ministry to
remove all bottlenecks preventing Globacom from starting full
According to hard information available to Modernghana.com indicates
that, West African mobile giant GLOBACOM has threatened to withdraw
its operations in Ghana if some operative within the government
continue to sabotage them.
Investigation conducted by Modernghana.com has it that, Ministry of
Environment, Science and Technology and Ministry of Communication and
Management of MTN are the brain behind of this sabotage because
Globacom will make impact in the country if they allow them to operate
fully, especially with it undersea cable.
Glo was issued a license in 2008 and had initially scheduled to launch
GSM and WCDMA networks by end-2009.
Management of Globacom claims that its infrastructure has been
sabotaged, frequencies have been interfered with and its advertising
billboards vandalized and also suffered from a ban on the erection of
new mobile masts.
Ghana has five mobile operators: Zain, Vodafone, MTN, Millicom (tiGo)
The cable was expected to go live in 2009 with planned landing points
in Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and
UK, but this cable is also yet to be operational.