MTN and Zain network installation starts in Awada Payam
AUTHOR: Joseph Athian | PUBLISHED: November 17, 2023
MTN-Zain-South Sudan mobile network | Credit | Courtesy
The installation of the Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) and Zain has commenced in Awada Payam-Aweil Center County in Northern Bahr El Ghazal State.
This follows President Kiir’s vow during his peace tour of the Bahr el Ghazal region and launching of the construction of a 600-kilometer road in Akon.
The community in Awada had appealed for the installation of a network to ease communication which the president promised to see that a network is established in the area.
Peter Natali Okech, the Commissioner of Aweil Center County says a team of engineers arrived in Awada and started the construction of the booster on Tuesday.
He says the installation of the two-telecommunication network will ease means of communication.
“This is really going to help a lot especially looking at the location of Awada, it is very far and without the network, communication has really been so hard with responding to emergencies-we would send a messenger using motorcycle to deliver messages and the distance is very far as it is in the border between Raja and Wau,” Peter stress.
“Also, when somebody is sick and needs referral, we would use the SSPDF range Radio for communication,” he added.
He says when the network is fully installed, things will change in terms of communication.
It’s the first kind the community will have a telecommunication network installed.
MTN is one of the largest telecommunications companies in South Sudan, with an estimated 1,700,000 subscribers. It serves 233 million customers in 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
Zain South Sudan is the second-largest telecommunications network company in the country, with an estimated 1,050,000 customers as of 31 December 2020.