Huawei Launches Rural Telephony Project in Ghana

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A Huawei and the Ghanaian Ministry of Communications launched the Rural Telephony Project, which aims to provide voice and data services to more than 3,4 million people in underserved and underserved communities.

This initiative, in partnership with China National Technical, is expected to save the government up to 70% of the cost of traditional cell sites and extend national mobile communication coverage from 83% to 95% - greatly accelerating local economic development while improving people's lives.Ghana's President, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo, says that "the government is committed to ensuring that all Ghanaians, regardless of tribe, religion, class, location or identity have access to affordable and reliable voice and data connectivity."

Ghana's Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, added that “no one, regardless of their financial, economic, social or local situation, should be deprived of access to quality telephone services, hence the government's great interest in ensuring that the project is successfully delivered ”.

“I must congratulate the Ministry of Communications and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electric Communications, Huawei and the mobile network operators for working together to deliver this project. As policy makers, we will continue to provide leadership in implementing solutions and programs to facilitate rural connectivity. "

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