Qcell, a 3G+ mobile communication company on Wednesday and Monday launched their second and third cell sites, aimed at strengthening coverage and quality access to their network.
Speaking at the launching ceremony held at Sinchu Alagie in Kombo North and Farato respectively, Lamin Yaffa, senior sales manager at Qcell, thanked their host and all stakeholders in the GSM industry and the government for creating the enabling environment and giving young people the opportunity to contribute their quota to nation-building.
Yaffa assured the communities that the towers would enhance their communication, as well as help the youth to carry out their activities on the Internet. He further stated that Qcell is providing many services, most especially the power, which he noted, will help them get cash power at any time.
For her part, Anam Jah-Jobe, the senior marketing manager of Qcell, who gave cola nuts to the elders of Farato described the event as ‘Gambian tradition.’ She thus thanked the elders for their prayers, noting that since its inception it has helped them a lot. She further informed the gathering that, in order to contribute to national development, they always ensure that their best services are expanded across the country for a better coverage.
Jah-Jobe revealed that wherever they fixed their towers, they always take note of the location of the clinics and mosques, so as to supply them with electricity if there is none. According to her, in expanding their network, they also provide their customers with the cheapest tariffs, and also increase presence across the country.
Jah-Jobe, who highlighted on some of Qcell's services, said they include the 3G+network that ensures a guaranteed and clear network, video call or other 3G features, the 3G+mobile internet service, in which customers can download on their phone, browse their emails, Skype, Facebook, Stream Quran, among others.
She added that Qcell is the first GSM Company in the country to introduce 3G data card, with high speed Internet anywhere in The Gambia
”We earlier on also lunched the international roaming system in every country in the world. We are also the first to give credit loans to our subscribers, called E-Fankanta Service, as well as the first time to introduced chat service which costs only 5 bututs, called the ‘Qbantaba Service’,” she said.
She finally revealed that the reasons for all these provisions “is the fact that Qcell has great concern for Gambians and always want to see the best.”
For his part, Paramount Chief Alhaji Demba Sanyang, declared that the coming of the Second Republic has ushered in peace and stability, under the wise and dynamic leadership of President Jammeh. He used the opportunity to thank Qcell for the support, as he urged the youth to emulate Muhammed Jah for the development of the country, as the president cannot do it alone.
The alkalo of Farato, Aji Fatou Sowe Dumbuya commended Qcell for the services they are providing to their customers, most especially the Qpower, which she said, enables them to subscribe and get cash power.
Ebrima Ceesay, the chairman of the Village Development Committee of Farato, Ndey Jammeh and Wouyeh Fatty, the youth leader, among other speakers, commended Qcell for the good work.
Author: Fatoumatta K Saidykhan , Amie Suso & Saffiatou Colley