Friday, August 31, 2012
MOBILE CONNECTIVITY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY AT DELEGATE RALLY
Networks of the major telecommunication operators in Ghana were jammed for hours at the Special National Delegate Congress of the country’s ruling party, the National Democratic Congress NDC. This development has not only put lots of constraint in the ways of the organizers but has also made communications at the congress ground very difficult, where thousands of delegate has converged at the Baba Yara Sports Stadia in Kumasi to reaffirm the nomination of the president H.E John Dramani Mahama for the 2012 general election as the flagbearer and the leader of the ruling party . Connectivity on the same network platform has become a problem disrupting even the doing of business at the venue by sales agents of the various telco companies.
The coverage of the program by the media was also put on hold for several hours as they also struggle to get their calls through to their colleagues at the ground and also get their internet modems working to enable live streaming of their programs. Most of them disclosed to BiztechAfrica how frustrated their MTN and Airtel internet modem are not working. Efforts to get the Ashanti Regional operational team by organizer to rectify the problem according to one of the organizers has proven futile. In spite of these challenges the sale of call cards of the various network operators are booming as demand shoots up.
The Minister of Communication Hon. Harruan Iddrissu although was present at the congress grounds but could not help the situation bedeviling the free flow of communication at the Congress grounds.
The use of other social media in Ghana this year has become one that most politicians are depending on now to get their messages across as they prepare for the country general election on the 7th of December 2012.. The newly sworn in president H.E John Dramani Mahama who has identified himself with youth has been a strong advocator of the use of the various ICT tools to grow the economy of Ghana.