By: Kingsley Attitsogbui| Mepe
The Vodafone Foundation has given relief of Vodafone to Vodafone calls to about 137,000 subscribers in the affected communities as a result of the Akosombo and Kpong Dams spillage.
According to Vodafone Foundation, this is to alleviate the suffering of the displaced people in aiding their communications for the period.
The package was announced on Friday, October 27, 2023, at the Palace of Togbe Kwasi Nego VI, Manklado of Mepe Traditional Area.
Announcing the package, the Sustainability and External Communications Manager of Vodafone Foundation, Rita Agyeiwaa Rockson, commiserated with the victims for their lost.
She said the foundation is very empathetic about the devastating situation and the plight of the communities and the affected people.
“At Vodafone Ghana we do understand the plight of the people and we are very empathetic and so for Vodafone users we do have some form of relief and we are offering Vodafone to Vodafone calls zero rated. Thus; calls from Vodafone to Vodafone are free, will not be charged from now to the end of October. We have about 137,000 subscribers in the affected communities and we hope this will help alleviate their challenges a bit” she said.
She indicated that, Vodafone Ghana has already sent text messages to all Vodafone subscribers to enjoy the offer till the end of October 2023.
Vodafone Foundation also donated students’ mattresses, mosquito nets, disinfectant, sanitary pads, beverages, bags of sachet water and food items such as bags of rice, bags of gari among others.
Togbe Aklade Amedeke who received the items on behalf of Togbe Kwasi Nego VI, Manklado of Mepe, thanked the Foundation for their support.
He said, the donation will go a long way in alleviating the sufferings of the displaced people.
He however assured them that, the items will serve the purpose for which they were donated.