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Ursula Owusu is trending again for Commissioning a Telephone Mast

A facebook post of a colourful commissioning ceremony of a Rural Telephony Site at Nkwadum in the Sefwi Akontombra Constituency by Communication Minister, Ursula Owusu has attracted bashing by some Ghanaian social media users.

Ursula Owusu shared pictures of the commissioning with an explanation that the Telephony site at NKwadum was part of an ongoing project for the construction of 2,016 cell sites under GIFEC's Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project, to provide basic telephone voice and data connectivity to underserved and unserved communities. A section of commentators under the post expressed displeasure with her feat. For most people that commented, the setting up of a telephony site was not an achievement worthy of celebration by a Minister of State, or a feat warranting long distance of travelling for the purpose of commissioning by a Minister of State. Some suggested that a District Chief Executive or the Assemblyman of the area was the right person to undertake such a commissioning ceremony. Some comments on the post are shared below;

Madam Ursula Owusu herself was very elated by her achievement, noting that it was fulfilling to for her to watch the Paramount Chief of the Nkwadum area, Nkwadum Manhene Nana Owusu Kwao Tawiah II, singing songs of thanksgiving to the government for providing the telephony site to the town. She also revealed that all 2,016 sites across the country as earmarked under the project should be operational and commissioned by 2023.

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Ghana Rural Ghanaian Nana Owusu Nkwadum Manhene Ursula Owusu


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