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In the Republic of Ghana to impose a ban on the export of copper

6 June 2013
In the Republic of Ghana to impose a ban on the export of copper

Edward Oman Boamah, currently occupying

the post of Minister of communications of Ghana, said the leadership of his country in

will soon need to adopt a law prohibiting the export of copper. As

the statement said the Minister, this measure will help to prevent

illegal dismantling of cables from the precious metals that, in General, improve the

the telecommunication companies. «Especially changes in legislation relevant

in light of the problems that are now experiencing organization, specializing in

the provision of public services of mobile communication» — has commented on event

the last days in the Ministry.

Illegal cutting copper cable is for Ghana

the real problem, and the situation with theft of its kind in the country permanently

deteriorating. The copper obtained in the processing of dismantled cables,

subsequently transported outside the state as scrap. As a result, the people of Ghana

faced with regular interruptions in communications, and market operators suffer

huge losses, commensurate with the benefits derived from a «trade».

Therefore, the Minister of communications was not limited to the promotion of amendments to

the current legislation of the Republic, and connected to the solution of this problem

The security service of the country.

As said the head of foreign relations Department

Vodafone Ghana (local mobile operator) Nana Ofori-Atta, only for

recent weeks, several dozen cases of theft of copper cable

deteriorated quality in the capital and other regions. The company,

representing the mobile communications suffer not only «direct» losses. For example,

the national Council for telecommunications regularly fines local operators

for the low quality of services provided, which has a negative influence on the statistics

the profitability of the business.

5 June 2013
10 June 2013