13.07.2004 Business & Finance

Ghana Telecom to promote Ghana's cultural heritage

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Wa, July 13, GNA - Ghana Telecom (GT), has instituted a sponsorship package for traditional festivals in Ghana, as part of its vision to preserve the country's cultural heritage.

Mr David G.E. Hansen, Corporate Communication Manager of GT, in charge of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions, who made this known at a press conference in Wa on Monday, said the package was part of the Company's social responsibility programme.

He said the support the Company extended to the fifth anniversary celebration of the enthronement of the Asantehene was part of the package.

Mr Hansen said GT spent 706 million cedis on 800,000 commemorative cards, 3,800 phone cards and other souvenirs contrary to media speculations that 14 billion cedis was spent on the anniversary. He said the Company has applied for accreditation to upgrade the Ghana Telecom Training School in Accra into a Telecommunication Engineering University.

Mr Felix Kwaih, Upper West Regional Head of GT, announced that lightening had struck equipment in Wa leading to the disruption of telephone communication link in 19 communities.

He said only Wa, Lawra and Tumu have telephone services currently.

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