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The project that will cost US$70 million will help in the automation of services such as e-Health, e-Cabinet, e-Justice, e-ID, e-Transport and e-Tourism.
The National Information Agency (NITA) which is under the Ministry of Communications will oversee the implementation process.
Huawei has already completed the first phase of the project, costing around $30 million, which featured a wide area network (WAN) covering 10 regional capitals, reported the Daily Graphic.
Edward Omane-Boamah, Minister of Communications, said: “It is the government’s objective to ensure that the improved network connectivity provides better access to healthcare and health information, opportunities for education and training, transportation, protection of environment and management of natural resources, and also create transparency in government.”
Huawei will upgrade the WiMAX network, a wireless communication standard which will carry huge amounts of data. The company will also oversee the installation of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.
It will install up 8,000 Local Area Network infrastructures throughout the country and will also host a secondary data center to integrate with the existing primary data centre.
“Huawei’s focus is not just on business. Our vision is to enrich life through communication and this is reflected in both our commercial and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives,” Huawei states.