The government of Liberia has expressed its readiness to transform the capital city Monrovia into the first wireless city in the Mano River Union Basin.
Amara S. Konneh, the country’s Minister for Finance, advised the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications to partner with the telecoms sector’s regulatory body, the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LIBTELCO), to effect the transformation via wireless Internet
Representing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at the official turning-on of the fibre-optic broadband, Konneh said the provision of swift Internet services in the West African nation will have positive impacts on various sectors, especially education, health and communication. In addition, the fast Internet services will raise the level of productivity among Liberia’s businesses.
“The modern technology will also connect small business, hotels government ministries and agencies as well as the media. The Ministry of Finance will be the first government entity to connect to the fiber optic as a means of digitalising the financial system of the country,” Konneh
He added with the introduction of the fibre-optic services in Liberia the state will record appreciable improvement in Internet quality and quality of telecommunications services.
The minister added the government of Liberia will use the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) to market the nation, diversify the economy and interconnect public institutions including colleges, universities and hospitals.
Dr Frederick B. Norkeh, the Liberian Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, described Liberia’s connection to the ACE as the realisation of the government’s dream since 2006.