Ghana Telecom (GT) has ‘lost’ the underground network cable that provides communications to a number of major government offices in the Osu Castle in Accra, according to The Statesman newspaper. Bulldozer operative Collins Antwi is currently in police custody for causing unlawful damage to state property after his machine allegedly tore through the GT cabling as he worked on a site close to the Guinean Embassy. Around 7,000 users are thought to have been cut off following Antwi’s actions, including workers at the National Police Headquarters, the National Fire Service and the Bureau of National Investigations. The Statesman says that with the network down the running of the country will be a ‘Herculean task’.
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