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Telecom in Ghana - A Game of Multinationals

Comment: EVILS OF CAPITALISM

Author:
J. A. KRONFUOR
Date:
2009-01-20 14:13:08
Comment to:
Telecom in Ghana - A Game of Multinationals


MONEY MAKING IS PRIMARY, SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE IS SECONDARY OR NOT IMPORTANT AT ALL. I REMEMBER I BOUGHT MY SPACEFON SIM CARD FOR ¢360,000 WITH NO CREDITS ON IT, WHILE MY ROOM MATE BOUGHT 1TOUCH AT A WHOOPING ¢2,000,000... AND THESE COULD HAVE BEEN SOLD FOR ¢5000 OR LESS BACK THEN. I SAY THIS BECAUSE THE MATERIAL USED FOR SIM CARDS ARE THE SAME USED FOR PAY PHONE CARDS...U UNDERSTAND?
THESE COMPANIES WOULD CONTINUE TO EXPLOIT US MERCILESSLY UNTIL WE HAVE A COMMITTED GOVT TO REGULATE THEM. I BET THAT CALLS ARE FAR CHEAPER EVEN IN UK THAN GHANA. VODAFON IS HERE AND WILL CHARGE US MORE THAN IT CHARGES BACK HOME BECAUSE THE PRE-EXISTING COMPANIES HAVE SET THE MARK.
I WILL ALSO BLAME GHANA TELECOMMUNICATION COMPANY FOR STARTING THIS ROUTINE. DO YOU ALL REMEMBER THAT PRIOR TO MARCH(around) 2003, THE GOVT USED TO INCREASE TEL, ELECT AND WATER AT THE SAME TIME AS UTILITY BILLS, BUT NOW TELEPHONE COST IS NOT INCLUSIVE. THIS PERIOD ALSO MARKED A MAJOR BOOST OF SPACEFON INTO THE COUNTRY BCOS CALLS WERE NOT GOING THRU FROM GT FIXED LINES(WHICH WERE DOMINANT AT THE TIME) TO MOBILE NETWORKS. PPL THEN BEGUN TO INVEST IGNORANTLY AND AGONIZINGLY INTO SPACEFON AND MOBITEL... so much to say so little time...bye
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