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Business News of Sunday, 26 November 2017


Use our tracking device to retrieve stolen cars – MTN

The Acting Corporate Service Executive Director of MTN Ghana, Samuel Koranteng, has admonished owners of vehicles and motorbikes to take advantage of the telecom company’s tracking system, to help them monitor and retrieve their assets in case they are stolen by criminals.

According to him, the stealing of cars and motorbikes can be reduced drastically, if owners will commit resources to protect the assets. Motorbikes are the most accessible means of transport in the Upper East Region, and the menace of motorcycle snatching in the region is rampant.

Speaking at the MTN editors forum for journalist in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, Mr. Koranteng said, the menace of motor snatching in the country can be addressed through MTN’s tracking device.

“We need to protect our vehicles and motorbikes with the tracking system or device, and that will ensure that, in the unlikely event that your motorbike is stolen, you will always be able to retrieve the motorbike wherever it would be in the world.”

“The tracking device is hidden within a vehicle or a motorbike, and wouldn’t be affected by water or the weather, and it allows you to know where one’s motor is at any point in time from your mobile phone or tablet. So when you report your motor or vehicle stolen, the police can easily assist you to retrieve it particularly when you have the tracking device on it,” Mr. Koranteng stated. He also hinted that, communities in the country without MTN network coverage will be connected soon.

Mr. Koranteng explained that, MTN Ghana is partnering with GIRFEC to use a frequency called the UMTS 900 through the use of solar technology, to extend network services to communities without MTN network.

He said MTN hopes to reach out to 300 communities by end of January 2018.