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Govt extends rural telephony to 1,353 communities

6 Dec 2022

The Ghanaian government, through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has constructed 1,003 rural telephony sites under the Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project, Graphic reports. Presenting the 2023 Budget Statement and Government Economic Policy to parliament, Minister of Finance Ken Ofori Atta noted the deployments had benefited 1,353 rural communities, which now have access to mobile voice and data services. A further 700 new sites will be deployed next year as part of the project to provide voice and data services to 4,000 unserved and underserved rural communities, thereby facilitating social and economic growth. The Minister also highlighted the initiative would help extend aerial fibre coverage by 1,300km as backhaul to rural communities.


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