By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
The Government of Ghana has announced the completion of phase one of its national fibre optic project. The new Eastern corridor fibre optic project will serve over 120 communities along the route from Ho to Bawku with a link from Yendi to Tamale.
Addressing the country’s legislature on the floor of parliament, president John Dramani Mahama noted that the second phase is currently underway and would help connect the Eastern Corridors to the information superhighway and offer huge opportunities to surrounding communities. “I wish to report that the project has been completed. The overall optic fibre installation is over eight hundred kilometres (800km). The fibre has also been extended to the University of Health and Allied Sciences. The project will open up the Eastern Corridor to the information superhighway and offer not only teaching and learning opportunities but also bring the digital economy closer to the area,” he said.
In furtherance of the commitment of the Government to use the medium of ICT to promote an all-inclusive information and knowledge society to benefit underserved and un-served communities, it continued to promote the Community Information Centre concept through the construction of 20 enhanced Centres in all the ten regions.
The centres are located in Keta, Battor, Techiman Krobo, Twifo Atti-Morkwa, Bodi, Effiduase, Glefe, Pantang Presby Cluster of Schools, Drobonso, Asuogyaman, Lambussie, Nandom, Welembelle, Sagnarigu, Pusiga, Nalerigu, Kpetoe, Talensi, Ofoase, Lassia-Tuolu. Ten (10) of these have been completed and ready for commissioning.