Vodafone Ghana has welcomed the merger between Airtel and Tigo saying it will create healthy competition in the telecom industry.
The assertion comes after the NCA gave Airtel and Tigo conditional approval for the merger.
Although Vodafone admits that the merger will improve delivery to great internet services, it believes the move will also attract good competition among telecom operators to give out their best to customers.
Corporate Communication’s Manager at Vodafone, Mr. Ebenezer Amankwah in an interview with Citi Business News said although the merger will bring stiff competition among telecom operators, Vodafone is ready for a healthy competition.
“Vodafone always welcomes competition because it is what will make the industry grow so we are excited. I mean the industry is competitive already, but this will also enhance the industry and take it to a different level and companies will be expected to enhance their mandate to customers”.
He added “For Vodafone our commitment has never changed. We want to provide an unmatched customer experience for all our stakeholders and this we would continue to do to ensure that our image and our reputation and our spot in the industry as an accepted market leader is enhanced and reinforced”.
He made the remarks at a media briefing on Vodafone SME month in Accra.
Director of Vodafone Business Solutions, Angela Mensah-Poku who is in charge of the Vodafone SME month stated that the company will secure investors for the over 1,000 SME companies to enhance their business portfolio.
“It’s about how to get access to affordable loans and credit to ensure that they can build a sustainable business. And not just that, we have a digital and innovation arm in Vodafone whereby we partner with investors not only from Ghana but across the globe. We run innovation funds whereby those entrepreneurs get access to funding. So what we do is we introduce you to people that are our vendors, partners and suppliers that will give you access to affordable credit” he explained.
About Vodafone SME month
SME month by Vodafone is set aside to empower and encourage more businesses with knowledge and information to make the most of their trade in order to be beneficial to their clients and customers.
As part of the month outlined activities include the SME Ghana Awards and an exclusive SME Masterclass programme for senior SME owners across the country.
Additionally, various customer clinics and market storms have been planned within the regions during the month to introduce SMEs to a new digital future.
The SME Ghana Awards (SMEGA) will focus on how businesses can deploy digital technology in readiness for a globally competitive future.
Participants at the event, slated for September 28th, will be urged to get involved in activities that drive customer value and help differentiate them from the rest.
By: Jessica Ayorkor Aryee/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana.