Main World ICT Firm, Huawei has donated 2 hundred (200) Huawei smartphones to assist the digitalization of some rural communities benefitting from the Ghana RuralStar mission in a transfer to make sure that extra Ghanaians at unserved and underserved communities in Ghana get pleasure from conveniences introduced by communication.
The RuralStar mission collectively developed by Huawei and the Ghana Funding Fund for Digital Communications (GIFEC) underneath the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization (MOCD) seeks to convey connectivity to over 3.5 million Ghanaians at unserved and underserved communities in Ghana.
The mission can also be aimed toward selling digital inclusion within the nation whiles bridging the digital divide hole to make sure that there may be accessibility to community connectivity at rural communities.
In her remarks, the Minister for Communication and Digitalization, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful thanked Huawei for actively partnering the Authorities of Ghana via the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation to make sure that nobody is left behind within the digitalization drive. The Minister emphasised the necessity to enhance the community infrastructure of the nation to reinforce community connectivity for each the underserved and unserved communities at distant areas.
Up to now, 748 websites have been accomplished, with 308 actively offering voice and information companies to about half one million Ghanaians throughout the nation. Lately, three communities; Apenamedi, Dantano and Anwiem have benefitted from the commissioning of latest RuralStar websites within the Ahafo Area.
Huawei, in partnership with GIFEC, the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization and MTN (GH) Ltd. rolled out 4 Hundred (400) RuralStar Websites utilizing the UMTS 900 expertise between 2017 and 2019. These websites present each information and voice connectivity with 3G protection to over 1000 hitherto unserved communities throughout the nation and serving over 1.2 million residents.
Earlier than the tip of 2022, it’s anticipated that 1,000 extra RuralStar Websites might be constructed as a part of the continuing mission.
The mission is predicted to extend considerably, the expansion within the degree of Data Communication Know-how (ICT) Literacy and assist obtain 95% cell phone service protection all through Ghana.
As a accountable company group, Huawei will proceed to assist the event of ICT infrastructure in Ghana by offering digital instruments and options for unserved communities within the nation as a method of giving again to the society through which it operates.