Ghana aims to increase internet penetration to 95% by end-2020

30 Oct 2019

Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Communications, Vincent Sowah Odotei, has revealed the government is working with mobile network operators to ensure 95% of the country’s population has access to internet connectivity by the end of 2020, reports Ghanaweb. Mr Sowah Odotei said the Ministry’s Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has built about a thousand communication towers in very remote areas as part of efforts to achieve the target. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, GIFEC agreed an 18-month partnership with the GSMA and Vodafone Ghana in July to deploy mobile internet solutions in unconnected rural communities as part of the Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity.