The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has embarked on a massive drive to extend Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects to rural communities as they seek to using their Smart Communities Project to bridge the internet gap between peri-urban and urban areas to position Ghana as an IT-driven country.
The Smart Communities project, which is being piloted in Brong Ahafo and the Western regions, is providing Wi-Fi in public establishments such as schools, hospitals, banks, police stations and market places among others with a plan of covering four communities in the Smart Community initiative – Asumura, Berekum, Goaso and Asankragua in the Brong Ahafo and Western regions respectively.
The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, having toured the project site at Asumura in the Brong Ahafo region on Monday, February 5, 2018, was optimistic that linking more rural areas to the internet under the Smart Communities Project will accelerate development and transform the economy. She was optimistic the country stands to benefit immensely from the project because information and technology are pre-requites in development hence bringing them to the doorsteps of the deprived is a laudable initiative, hence the need to support GIFEC Secretariat to spread the project to other communities.
I guess we would be seeing much improved coverage in the coming days in and around these communities.
Credit: STARR FM