By Philip T. Singbah, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, August 9 (LINA) – The Chief Executive Officer of Orange Liberia, Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly, has said that the telecommunication company is in Liberia for a long time.
Mr. Coulibaly made the comment at programs marking the launch of Orange’s new 4G/LTE site in Bong County recently.
The launching marks the second 4G/LTE site to be opened by the Orange outside the capital Monrovia in the past month.
Coulibaly said the company was staying true to its promise to make significant investments in expanding its high-speed internet outside of the nation’s capital.
The first launching took place in Kakata, Margibi County.
Mr. Coulibaly said the opening of the new site was in furtherance of a target set by the Orange Group CEO for Africa/Middle East.
Mr. Bruno Mettling, who had assured Liberians that Orange would invest a significant portion of its profits to providing quality and cutting edge telecommunications to the Liberian people.
Mettling made the commitment during the official rebranding program for Orange earlier this year.
At the program which was attended by hundreds of citizens of Bong County, Coulibaly said that the presence of the 4G/LTE network could significantly and positively impact the county.
« With the 4G/LTE network, customers will be able to do video calls, doctors will be able to diagnose illnesses from halfway around the world, and students in Gbarnga could enrol in Masters and Phd programs in the United States and Europe.
« Our dream is that the people of Gbarnga will now be able to connect with the world for business, E-commerce, E-education, E-health and more without having to leave their homes, » he noted.
In response, officials of both counties applauded Orange for its efforts and noted that the company Orange inherited had always stood with Liberians as the « people’s GSM company. »
They said the people were happy to hear that Orange would continue on this path of investing in the Liberian people.
« Orange has always been there for us and this is another example of Orange going the extra mile for the Liberian people, » the Superintendent of Bong County said.