The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful commissioned a Rural Telephony site at NKwadum in the Sefwi Akontombra Constituency to enable the people to have access to connectivity.
According to the minister, in order to provide basic telephone voice and data connectivity to underserved and unserved communities, the government has started the construction of 2,016 cell sites under GIFEC’s Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project.
In a post sighted by TheGhanaTech.com, she said this is in line with the government’s digitalization agenda, which aims to create a strong digital economy and sustainable development throughout the country.
“Extending connectivity is capital-intensive and expensive, hence these remote villages would have been blocked off and unable to take part in the digital revolution that is progressively taking place in the country if not for the government’s intervention,” she said.
She also said that Phase 1’s rollout of the project is still proceeding and that all 2,016 sites should be operational and commissioned by 2023.