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Lonestar Communications or Lonestar Cell, a member of the MTN Group will today Monday June 6 begin a 3-days workshop on basic knowledge in Telecommunications for media practitioners. The company said it believes that an important part of the rebuilding process of Liberia is the rebuilding of its human resource capacity.

Critically linked to this the company says, is strengthening the capacity of the media to analytically report on the various sectors during the period of rebuilding with the telecommunications sector being no exception.

The Chief of Corporate Communication, Dr. Laurence Bropleh said the training workshop for journalists is expected to ensure that media practitioners are abreast with the language governing and the scope of work associated with the various GSM companies operating within the telecommunications sector.

“As a company who from its inception in Liberia over ten years has been involved in a true partnership with the Liberian government and people in furthering development and improving the lives of people, Lonestar Cell sees the role of the media in explaining and advancing Liberia’s development as pivotal,” Dr. Bropleh says.

About practitioners from over 28 media institutions are expected to benefit from the training workshop which course content will include telecommunication industry, telecommunications Evolution and Trend, Basic Telecommunications Principles, fundamentals of wireless network, telecommunications terminologies, telecommunications application and , impact of Telecommunications amongst others.

Facilitators are expected to come from both Lonestar Cell and Huawei Technologies West Africa Region. The Ministers of Labor, Post and Telecommunications, the Chair of the LTA Board of Commissioners, and International and local media organizations amongst others are expected to attend the closing and certification exercises on Wednesday June 8, 2011.

Meanwhile, Lonestar Cell has signed an agreement with Content Connect Africa or CCA. CCA is an aggregator and provider of on and off-portal content.

CCA has a substantial catalogue of African musical content by artists in Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, and Kenya. It also has rights to exclusive video content featuring a host of popular African artists including Hufg Masekela, Fela kuti and Busi Mhlongo.

With the agreement signed with CCA by Lonestar Cell, a member of the MTN, the deal will allow MTN offer a wide selection of music content which will be available as full tracks and Caller Tunez. Caller Tunez is one of Lonestar Cell’s innovative services available to all its customers.

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