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Arson not ruled out in MTN Ghana fire

September 23, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

MTN Ghana has reported that all services have been restored following last week's fire damage to a major hub. (Image source: File)

MTN Ghana has reported that all services have been restored following last week’s fire damage to a major hub. (Image source: File)

MTN Ghana has announced the restoration of all services to subscribers in the western part of the country following a fire which reportedly broke out last week at a major hub, which interrupted services in Axim and surrounding areas.

The fire had left the hub nearly completely destroyed, “including transmission equipment, cables and disrupting services to 22 cell sites in the areas of Elubo, Tikobo, Half-Assini, Nzulesu, Esiama and Nkroful,” the company reported.

“Members of the community and MTN officials were on hand to support the Fire Service to extinguish the fire, and in rapid response to the emergency,” the MTN technical team reported earlier in the week.

Senior technical representatives at MTN Ghana have been quoted as saying the Company restored services to 18 sites soon after the fire was extinguished and, by September 18, the entire hub was back online and functioning properly.

The head of the MTN Technical team Teddy Hayford-Acquah said they “managed to restore the remaining four sites by close of 18 September.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation and police have not ruled out arson.

David Eto

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