K-Net aims to cover Gbekuta under govt LRTIP programme

30 Mar 2020

Privately-owned K-Net aims to provide coverage to the township of Gbekuta in Bokomu District, Gbarpolu County, as part of the Liberian government’s Liberia Rural Telephony Infrastructure Project (LRTIP). An initiative of the government being carried out through the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA’s) Universal Access Fund (UAF), LRTIP is being implemented by K-Net, a communication service provider headquartered in Accra, Ghana, with a subsidiary in Liberia. It is understood that the Gbekuta improvement – comprising the installation of a telecommunication tower and its accompanying sub-system equipment and facilities – is expected to be commissioned ‘very soon’.

In November 2019 the LTA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with K-Net under the remit of the UAF for the implementation of a ‘proof of concept (PoC)’ for LRTIP to install rural telephone infrastructure in the rural communities of Parluken, Forpoh District in Grand Kru County, and Bokomu in Gbarpolu County.