GIFEC and Huawei: RuralStar Project in rural connectivity in Ghana

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GIFEC and Huawei aim to improve rural connectivity infrastructure in Ghana

Ahafo Region, Ghana
Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) and Huawei aim to play a pivotal role in mobile communications in unserved or underserved rural communities in Ghana under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Digitization.
Huawei enable mobile network access
Huawei is the technical partner of the Rural Telephony Project, which aims to bring mobile network access to over four million Ghanaians in communities through the deployment of the innovative RuralStar solution. In doing so, three municipalities (Apenamedi Dantano and Anwiem) in the Ahafo region will benefit from the project.
Support of the Ministry of Communications and Digitization
In addition to network connectivity, the Minister of Communications and Digitization, the Honorable Ms. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, underlined the need to expand and improve the infrastructure in this regard. “The project is very important to our digital inclusion project and we can’t wait for the telcos to do it on their own as it may not happen as quickly as we anticipated.”
As part of the Rural Site Commissioning in Ahafo Region, Deputy Minister of Communications and Digitization, Honorable Ama Pomaa Boateng, toured the newly completed Rural Telephony Project Site in Apenamedi. She reiterated the government’s commitment to facilitate the government’s digital transformation process, with support from partners like Huawei.
In addition, Huawei Ghana’s Public Relations Manager, Mr. David Appiah, reiterated Huawei’s commitment to the development of ICT infrastructure in Ghana. “As a company, we will continue to leverage our global expertise to complement the country’s digitization efforts.” According to him, the first evidence of this is the contributions for the Rural Telephony Project.
Further Huawei will focus on bridging the digital divide by connecting people. Ultimately, this means access to information across economic, social and geographical borders allows.
Edited by Y. Maiga

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