April 18, 2014 7:59 PM ET

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Company Overview of Vodafone Ghana Company Limited

Company Overview

Vodafone Ghana Company Limited provides mobile telecommunication services including mobile, fixed line, Internet, voice, and data services in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and the United States. It offers business communication solutions, such as voice services, data services, and Internet package options for office-based, mobile field, and home workers; and bulk SMS solutions for businesses, professional associations, churches, football clubs, airlines, and travel companies. The company also provides BlackBerry from Vodafone service for business users; and wireless office solutions to provide data connection, phone, and fax calls via a 3G network to support Wi-Fi enable...

South Liberation Link

Manet Tower A

Airport City

Accra,  

Ghana

Founded in 1974

Phone:

233 302 200200

Fax:

233 302 221002

Key Executives for Vodafone Ghana Company Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Head of Corporate Communications
General Manager of Distributor & Business
Director of External Affairs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Vodafone Ghana Company Limited Key Developments

Dismissed Workers Announces Lawsuit Against Vodafone Ghana Company Limited

Vodafone Ghana Company Limited has been dragged to an Accra High Court by some dismissed workers of the company. Vodafone Ghana, formerly Ghana Telecom, a state-owned telecom was sold in 2008 at paltry sum of $900 million to Vodafone plc The sale of Ghana Telecom to Vodafone group generated hue and cry in the West African country, but the then government stuck to its guns. After the transaction closed, Vodafone had a 70% stake in the company, while the Ghanaian government holds a 30% stake. On April 16, 2009, the company was rebranded as Vodafone Ghana, where some Ghanaian workers lost their jobs in an unfair retrenchment programme introduced by the new owners of the telecom firm. Unsatisfied with these and other maltreatment, some of the dismissed workers of the network operator, therefore, dragged the company to the court. They filed a writ of summons at the Accra High Court over their termination of their appointments, as well as unfulfilled promises. They did not also follow the business policy which they themselves have formulated which makes it binding on every employee of Vodafone, so on that basis thought that the decision was illegal, ill advised and it is against fundamental human rights.

Vodafone Ghana Company Limited Announces Series of Voice SMS 2.0 and Infotainment Services

Vodafone Ghana Company Limited announced a series of Voice SMS 2.0 and infotainment services aimed at elevating users' experience. Vodafone is using this pioneering technology from Kirusa, the vendor of mobile social media and value-added services. Kirusa announced that Kirusa Open Multimodal Platform (KOMP) deployed at Vodafone is robust and designed to deliver a portfolio of social media and value added services to Vodafone's customer base. The Voice SMS service allows customers to compose, retrieve new and old messages, forward, delete and save options. Infotainment services include Songs, Bible messages, Inspirational messages, Dating Tips, Amazing Tips, Health Tips, Bid n Win contest amongst others. It also includes pay per use facilities to Dedicate a Song and Dedicate a Prayer. Use of Voice SMS and value added services by mobile customers is gaining traction all over Africa. Voice SMS has many inherent advantages over text messaging including customers' abilities to send out messages even when on the move. It also empowers the illiterate, visually and hearing impaired to convey their emotions using their voices.

Vodafone Ghana Plans To List Shares

Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Kyle Whitehill that they are planning to Vodafone Ghana's shares on the Ghana Stock Exchange. He also said that listing on the bourse would be an option taken up by several of the country's six mobile networks as they seek to raise funds for network expansion and upgrades.

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