Skip to main content

Aitel launches free facebook / app

Airtel Ghana, Public Relations Excellence Awards Telecommunication Company of the year, over the weekend, announced its partnership deal with Facebook, to offer the app to its customers for free.
Facebook’s app, which provides a set of locally relevant basic internet services, is been made free of charge for new and existing customers, which the company says will make it easier for people to access the internet.
Ms Lucy Quist, Managing Director, Airtel Ghana, said, “Our partnership with Facebook which brings their mobile app to Ghana opens up more opportunities for the millions of people to stay connected and grow their potential from the wealth of information available on the internet”.
She said the company has invested heavily in upgrading and expanding their network over the last few years, to provide access to information across the country, particularly to the remote rural populations in Ghana.
“We are proud that we have the second largest network in Ghana with fastest Three G experiences driven by our powerful 3.75G and second carrier investments,” she added.
Ms Quist said the company’s partnership with Facebook would make it easier for Aitel customers to access basic internet services, using mobile internet devices get way into free services in categories such as: health, education, communication, jobs, and local information.
“We are proud to be part of Africa’s increasing relevance and contribution to the global innovation map. If you do not have an Airtel SIM, I invite you to pick one and be part of the fastest changing telecommunications provider in Ghana,” she added.
Chris Daniels, Vice President of at Facebook, in a statement said, “Following the launch of the app in Zambia and Kenya, Facebook is excited to continue its partnership with Airtel to bring the app to Ghana,
He said, “Access to free basic services in categories like education health and communication will give everyone the tools to lead better and stay more connected and informed”.
As part of  Facebook’s app in Ghana, Airtel customers will at no cost have access to : AccuWeather, BabyCenter and Mama, BBC News, Ebola Information by UNICEF, Facebook, Facts for Life, FunDZa, GhanaWb, Girl Effect, Jobberman, Messenger, News24, Scholras4Dev, SuperSport,, Wattpad, and Wikipedia.
Credit: GNA


Popular posts from this blog

PFM Act to guide local government authority borrowing

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
The bill, Public Financial Management (PFM) Act 921 which has been passed into law by Parliament is to guide public institutions especially the local government authority borrowing. The law was pass on 3rdAugust, 2016
According to the law, local government authority, a public corporation or state-owned enterprise is liable for the debt and other obligations without recourse to Government, unless otherwise explicitly guaranteed by Government in accordance with this Act.
Madam Eva Esselba Mends, the Chief Economic Officer and Group Head of PFM at the Ministry of Finance told the Daily Express that the law involves a lot but it also give instruction to how state institutions can borrow especially with the  local government authority.
She mentioned that there is no specific law in place that gives direction as to what local authority can do when it comes to borrowing by the authority. Other public corporations sometimes borrow with huge amount for their operation but loca…

Vodafone fined a record £4.6 million for IT blunder

A top-up error left pay-as-you-go customers out of pocket and complaints were mishandled
Vodafone has been fined a record £4.6 million by the telecoms watchdog forleaving thousands of customers out of pocket in a disastrous IT blunder.
Ofcom found that the operator mishandled complaints and failed to pay into the accounts of more than 10,000 pay-as-you-go customers when they topped up their credit.
The top-up error, which cost customers £150,000 over 17 months in 2014 and 2015, stemmed from the moving of 28.5 million accounts to a new billing system.Errors in billing data and price plans caused so much protest that it made Vodafone the most complained-about mobile network in Britain.The technical issues were resolved by April 2015 and all accounts are now on the new system, Vodafone said.
Lindsey Fussell, Ofcom’s consumer group director, said:“Vodafone’s failings were serious and unacceptable, and these fines send a clear warning to all telecoms companies.”
The company says that it has ref…

Enterprise Life inaugurates social centre for Kumasi SOS village

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
Enterprise Life and Sanlam South Africa together with SOS Children’s Villages Ghana have jointly inaugurated a newly constructed social centre at the SOS Children’s Village, Kumasi in the Ashanti region.
The project, valued at GHc485,000.00 forms part of Enterprise Life and Sanlam-South Africa’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) to promote quality education and health for vulnerable children in Ghana.
The newly established social centre provides a suitable multi-purpose facility with a spacious auditorium among others to host different social activities related to child growth and development and will cater for both SOS children and students of the Hermann Gmeiner School.
The centre also offers the beneficiaries the opportunity to freely socialize and participate actively in educational oriented activities such as school concerts, art exhibitions and workshops.
The Executive Director of Enterprise Life, Mrs. Jacqueline Benyi expressed satisfaction that her outf…