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American Tower Corporation engages media to enhance awareness on activities in Ghana

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The American Tower Corporation (ATC), a global digital infrastructure company, has engaged media practitioners in Ghana to increase public knowledge about its operations in the country. The CEO of ATC Ghana, Yahaya Yunusa, and the head of legal, Enid Kanor, led the media engagement and highlighted the firm’s key roles in the digital communications space.

As a provider of real estate for today’s wireless communications, ATC constructs telecommunication towers that are leased to multiple customers to deliver fast and world-class wireless connectivity services to consumers and businesses alike. Regulated by the National Communications Authority, the company currently has over 4000 sites in Ghana, creating 178 direct and 12,716 indirect employments, with over 90% of the workforce being Ghanaians.

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Yahaya Yunusa stressed the significance of ATC’s contribution to the Ghanaian economy, citing the generation of revenue for the government, direct support for the digitization agenda, training and employment of Ghanaians, and investment in local vendors, among other benefits. He added that the company remains committed to investing and developing wireless infrastructure solutions across the country.

Responding to concerns about the health implications of telecommunication towers on residents in communities, Enid Kanor dispelled any claims, stating that there is no medical research to back such assertions. She also noted that falling towers in some parts of the county cannot be associated with the ATC as they build their towers with the strictest expertise and conduct regular maintenance.

The head of legal further expressed concerns about the high cost of land for building towers, high fuel prices, and rampant theft of batteries and siphoning of fuels from their generators. Nonetheless, the company remains resolute in its commitment to providing world-class wireless connectivity services to Ghanaians.

For the most part, the media engagement was an opportunity for ATC to demonstrate its dedication to enhancing connectivity in Ghana, allaying fears about the health risks associated with the towers and the impact of its operations on the local economy.

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