Ghana to Intensify its Internet Connectivity

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) has pledged to intensify plans to connect the whole of Ghana with Internet following a loan service of US$150 million extended to the country by Huawei Technologies.

span>The loan from the Chinese based companywould be used strengthen Internet network in Ghana, says GIFEC.

In 2009, the Ghanaian government awarded a similar amount of money to Huawei to provide modern infrastructure, a move considered to ensure countrywide broadband availability within 24 hours. GIFEC said the effort paid off since Ghana now boasts of the best Internet in Africa.

GIFEC is however yet to detail out its plans to strengthen Internet infrastructure with the loan acquired.

Ghana’s Electronic Communications Act introduced the GIFEC in 2008 to front for Internet usage by its citizens as well as use of other computer-related programs.

GIFEC is also determined to ensure its policies, transactions and services are conducted in a transparent manner, and that all clients are treated equally, irrespective of race, gender, religion or nationality.

Ghana is one of the top countries in Africa that have put ICT in the front seat.

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