Ghana ICT infrastructure 'to be revamped'

13 August 2010

Information communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in Ghana is about to undergo changes.

This was the announcement of Kofi Attor, chief executive officer for the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (Gifec), who spoke at the Commonwealth African Rural Connectivity Initiative yesterday (August 12th).

He said the nation is "at the threshold" of revamping the ICT sector so rural areas benefit from the technology, Ghana Web reports.

The Gifec has already installed more than 50 masts in those regions classed as unreachable for telecommunication firms, which should allow residents in these areas access to ICT, he revealed.

And a number of educational establishments will receive facilities so students can be taught basic computer skills.

Mr Attor stated "all technical vocational and youth leadership institutes would be equipped with ICT".

The Accra Mail recently reported Intel Corporation has also created a number of initiatives to bring ICT to rural parts of Ghana.

Category: ICT

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