Kotokuom Benefits from AirtelTigo’s ‘Yen Nkosuo Nti’ Community Initiative

Chief Human Resources Director cutting sod for work to commence
Chief Human Resources Director cutting sod for work to commence

Kotokuom community, a mainly farming community in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti region, has benefitted from AirtelTigo’s ‘Yen Nkosuo Nti’ initiative.

The initiative is aimed at supporting education in disadvantaged communities in the Ashanti, Bono and Ahafo regions.

Through the initiative, the telecom company is constructing a new 6-unit classroom block, headmaster’s office and furniture for pupils and teachers for the oldest school in the community, Kotokuom R/C Primary School.

The project is a demonstration of the company’s commitment for the people in the community and contribution to national development, and the decision by the company to build a new structure has become a source of great joy to members of the community.

AirtelTigo staff at the sod-cutting ceremony
AirtelTigo staff at the sod-cutting ceremony

The school has not seen any renovation since it was built 70 years ago. This has resulted in the gradual deterioration of the school building.

The school currently has a population of about 263 pupils and the authorities envisage that enrolment would drastically increase after the construction of the new classroom block.

During the ground-breaking ceremony to begin the construction, the Odikro of Kotokuom, Nana Kwaku Boah pledged his total commitment to the efficient management and maintenance of the school block after completion.

Source: www.myjoyonline.com

Vodafone Rewards Customer with Appolonia City Land

Vodafone Ghana has rewarded the first quarter winner of its “Live your Life” promotion with a serviced plot at Appolonia City.

A statement from Vodafone to the Ghana News Agency explained that the Live your Life promotion, an SMS subscription-based promotion, allows subscribers to accumulate points by answering multiple-choice questions with the chance of winning exciting prizes, such as mobile phones and airtime, in weekly and monthly draws.

At the end of each quarter, the customer with the highest number of points walks away with an amazing prize.

Ms Bintu Haruna, the winner, expressed her excitement when pronounced the winner at the Vodafone Head Office, saying: “I am delighted to win a plot of land at Appolonia City. It is beyond my imagination! I kept texting to the short code and was not sure whether I would win anything. Vodafone promotions are real, and I urge people to participate anytime they launch new promotions.’’

The statement said, speaking at the prize presentation, Nana Okraku, VAS and New Product Development Manager, Vodafone Ghana said: “Live your Life promotion is a demonstration of our commitment to giving our customers the very best. At Vodafone, we believe in giving life-changing rewards to our customers and a serviced plot at Appolonia City serves that purpose.

“We urge customers to take advantage of this campaign by dialling *570# to win any of the amazing prizes which include an ultimate prize of GH¢100,000.’’

Mr Matthew Ansah, the Marketing and Communications Manager of Appolonia City, commended Vodafone Ghana for the partnership.

He said: “Owning a property is everyone’s dream, and it’s exciting to collaborate with the telecommunication giant, Vodafone Ghana to reward lucky winners with a well-planned city and to give participants the opportunities to be land owners.

“We thank Vodafone Ghana for this partnership and look forward to giving joy to more people in the future. Welcome to Appolonia City family Ms. Haruna.”

Source: GNA

Vodafone Redefines Digital Agenda with Launch of New App

Vodafone continues to show leadership and knowledge in the use of new channels to enhance customer experience delivery.

This year the company announced a number of customer engagement platforms including ToBi, an industry’s first virtual assistant chatbot that performs customer care functions and provides 24-hour assistance to customers on products, services, and enquiries.

One of the many ways Vodafone excites and interacts with its customers is through My Vodafone App. This unique app is a self-care mobile application that allows customers’ access to unlimited Vodafone services; designed with the objective of empowering the customer to do more and manage their accounts on the go.

My Vodafone App, combines customer touchpoints and queries into one place to make engagements with the company much easier. With its sleek new design and new tabs, customers can now send money, top up their account, see the last few transactions and raise any customers concerns for a quick response by ToBi. Customers will also be able to access Vodafone’s media content including the award-winning Healthline programme.

The mobile app has also given birth to a number of groundbreaking consumer campaigns in the past. These include an interactive gaming application named “Yen di Agoro’’, which rewarded thousands of customers in diverse ways with winnings, ranging from laptops, TV sets, smartphones, home theatres, bundles and airtime.

Vodafone also introduced ‘Shake’ a unique campaign that rewarded customers with free data and weekly rewards by simple shaking their handset.

Known for its passion for innovation and creativity, Vodafone Ghana has taken this game-changer to a completely new level with the introduction of the all-new MyVodafoneApp (MVA).

Angela Mensah-Poku, Director of Commercial & Digital Transformation, said, “This new and redesigned mobile application is completely different from the usual consumer mobile apps. Its unique and intricate features offer a complete all in one solutions platform for our customers.

“The new MVA is the most extensive overhaul the app has seen, since its inception and it will certainly be a key engagement channel between our customers and us. One remarkable thing about MVA is its integration with our Vodafone Cash platform, the most secure mobile money platform in the country.

“Besides engaging with us in real-time, enjoying the rare rewards and matchless experience, customers can now make payments directly whilst using the app.

“We are also proud that this App was delivered by our local team, young talented, Ghanaians whose expertise and creativity have given birth to something world-class ’’

She also stressed that MVA, which is in line with Vodafone’s digital strategy, empowers and allows customers to be in control 24 hours a day.

The telecommunications giant aims to significantly increase the number of customers using the app to reach out on their demands.

The redesigned MVA has a new look and feels as well as an enhanced user experience. Customers are placed on an exciting customer loyalty scheme in addition to 1GB data when they download the app that is available on the various smartphone download stores.

Source: www.myjoyonline.com

Apple Ousts Samsung from Top Smartphone Spot

Apple recovered ground on Samsung to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor in Q4 2019, as lower pricing of its iPhone 11 range spurred healthy demand in North America and Asia, Strategy Analytics stated.

The research company said the vendor shipped 70.7 million units during the quarter, some 4.8 million more than Q4 2018, with Samsung relegated to second place on 68.8 million units despite what Strategy Analytics noted had been good growth across all price points.

Huawei placed third, with shipments down 7 per cent to 56 million due to a slowdown in China, its biggest market, and tougher competition in key overseas markets including Europe. Domestic rival Xiaomi came in fourth, with success in Western Europe and a steady performance in India contributing to shipments of 33 million, 7 million higher than Q4 2018.

Oppo rounded out the top five by shipments on 30.5 million units, a dip from 31.5 million in the 2018 period.

Total shipments in the quarter of 374.5 million units were down from 376 million in Q4 2018.

The pattern was similar across the full year, with 1.41 billion units shipped down marginally on 1.43 billion in 2018, with “sharp declines” in China balanced by strong growth in emerging markets in Africa and India.

Strategy Analytics noted Samsung maintained its leading position in full year shipments on 295.1 million units, followed by Huawei (240.5 million); Apple (197.4 million); Xiaomi (124.8 million); and Oppo (115.1 million).

The research company’s figures showed Apple and Oppo were the only top-five vendors to see declines in full year shipments.

Source: www.mobileworldlive.com