Communication Minister Orders Closure Of Dansoman MTN Office

Telecommunication Giant, MTN Ghana, says it is closing its zodiac office located at Dansoman since Management is undertaking some risk assessment which will ensure effective social distancing.

On Monday, Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful led a team to close down the office after it observed some customers are not adhering to the directive.

She said "This is the scene at the MTN office at Dansoman Zodiac right now. Absolutely no respect for social distancing. They have been shut down and will not be allowed to operate until they have better arrangements in place. A reputable corporate organization like this should not be flouting the law and creating conditions for the virus to spread”

Madam Ursula Owusu-Ekuful stressed that she gave the instruction for its closure adding a brand like MTN should know better.

Corporate Services Executive of MTN, Samuel Koranteng said "We are currently doing some internal risk assessment to put in place measures in terms of the seating. We are looking at probably enhancing the security levels outside our shops. At the Dansoman office, it was just one security officer trying to help with ensuring the social distancing measures”

He added the office will ensure it changes the infrastructure outside the shop adding it will help customers go by the directives.

As it stands now, the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 stands at 2,719, with 294 recoveries and 18 deaths.

Story by: Magdalene Maame Serwaa Asante