Gov’t commits €155m to support efforts to boost broadband services in rural areas

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation,
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The Government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said it is keen on boosting broadband services in rural areas in the country.

To that end, the government said an amount of 155million has been committed to supplement service funds to ensure broadband internet service is improved in rural communities in Ghana.

“Government has committed 155million to supplement service fund aimed at boosting broadband services in rural and narrow the digital divide,” the presidency tweeted on Tuesday June 14.

The government said it was determined to develop the nation through digitalization.

Due to this initiative, the presidency revealed among other things that there has been an increase in revenue at the Passport Office due.

The presidency in a tweet stated that due to digitalization, the passport office’s revenues have improved from ¢1million in 2017 to ¢56 million in 2021.

“Government’s digitalization programme has improved passport offices revenues from ¢1million cedis in 2017 to ¢56 million in 2021,” a tweet by the Presidency said.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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