Mobile Phone Technicians Association (MoPTA) has joined some selected schools in the Tamale metropolis to observe the 63rd Independence day anniversary, with a call on students to take education serious.
The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘Consolidating our gains’.
Speaking in an interview with TamaleOnline News, chairman of the association, Mr. Iddrisu Lukman said it was necessary the members took part in the celebration, to use it as a platform to advise the students.
“Many people think phone repairers are school dropouts. And to some, they are criminals. And so we want to use the day to let the world know that it is a skill, which can serve as a livelihood to any young man, if taken serious”,Mr. Lukman stated.
Speaking on behalf of the secretary to MoPTA, Fuseini Abdul Rahman cautioned phone users within northern region to be vigilant of people who describe themselves as “phone swappers”, adding that such people can not be trusted.
He disclosed that the activity of the “phone swappers” is affecting the phone business negatively.
He however called on the authority to monitor such people closely, emphasizing that’ll they will soon use legal means to deal with the situation.
“Now there are group of people who call themselves phone swappers. They sell fake phones to people and it is affecting phone business. We want to tell the authority to look into the matter. Because these phone swappers don’t pay tax. And so it is affecting the nation as well”,he indicated
The association has a membership of about 100 in the metropolis and its main aim is to certify costumer and protect the integrity, interest, rights of both technicians and customers.
Source: tamaleonline.net |Fuseini Safianu