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Coronavirus: Government, telcos must work to reduce cost of data – Mahama

Former President, John Mahama has called on government to reach a consensus with telecommunication companies for them to reduce internet charges.

The former President said a good incentive from government can do the trick.

Mr. Mahama urged government to assure the telcos of a free six months extension of licenses to motivate them to reduce the cost of internet.

As a result of the lockdown, many schools have moved classes online and some companies have asked staff to work from home which is putting financial burden on citizens because of the cost of data.

“This has drastically increased their expenditure on internet usage to the extent that some can no longer cope. Indeed there are reports of several students being unable to complete online lectures because their data run out. Several people are also working from home.”

The Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said this when he donated food items to 20,000 households that have been affected by the partial lockdown.

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