President John Mahama has commissioned the eastern corridor fibre optic backbone infrastructure, Monday.
The cable laid from Ho to Bawku in the Upper East Region covers 800 kilometers and will connect 120 communities to the internet.
The €38 million project is geared towards bridging the digital divide between the urban and rural communities in the country.
“This fibre optic is going to allow us to do a lot of things,” the president said.
“It is going through 20 districts. Now in every district, every public facility is going to be connected to the fibre optic.
“And so for every district, schools hospitals, district assembly offices, police stations,…every public facility in the district is going to be connected to the fibre optic,” he indicated.
The president said the project will also support the e-government project which will link all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies to the seat of government – the Presidency.
All government Agencies will also be connected to the internet via the fibre optic broadband.
“This is one of the achievements of Ghana,” the president touted.
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