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It Was Refreshing To See a Whole Chief Sing For Me - Ursula Owusu After Handing Over Project

August 4, 2022, the minister of communication and digitisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu commissioned a Rural Telephony site at NKwadum in the Sefwi Akontombra Constituency to enable the people have access to connectivity. 

In order to provide basic telephone voice and data connectivity to underserved and unserved communities, the government has started construction of 2,016 cell sites under GIFEC's Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project. This is in line with the government's digitalization agenda, which aims to create a strong digital economy and sustainable development throughout the country.

Ursula Owusu said that extending connectivity is capital-intensive and expensive, hence these remote villages would have been blocked off and unable to take part in the digital revolution that is progressively taking place in the country if not for government's intervention. 

The Phase 1's rollout of the project is still proceeding and that all 2,016 sites should be operational and commissioned by 2023.

It was fulfilling to watch The Nkwadum Manhene Nana Owusu Kwao Tawiah II sang songs of thanksgiving to the government. He recounted the struggles of the inhabitants to access connectivity in the past. He therefore pledged to protect the site from any deliberate physical destruction.

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