Ghana is expected to
hit 95 per cent of mobile telephone connectivity by next year, 2020, Mr Vincent
Sowah Odotei, Deputy Minister of Communications announced on Wednesday.

He explained in Parliament that, the
Ministry of Communications, through the Ghana Investment Fund for
Communications (GIFEC) is in the process of procuring “appropriate and cost
effective” technologies under its Rural Telephony Project, to provide the
needed connectivity to all unserved and underserved communities in Ghana.

The Deputy Minister’s assurance comes at the
back of a question from Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu, on
behalf of Mr Geoffrey Kini, MP for Nkwanta South, who wanted to know when some
communities in the Nkwanta South Municipality would be provided with mobile
network connectivity.

The communities include Salifu, Bontibor,
Kue, Pusupu, Abubruwa and B-Zongo.

Mr Odotei told the House that a drive test
carried out in the Nkwanta South Municipality to assess mobile network
connectivity for all the communities in the municipality revealed that network
connectivity was available to some communities as Portipor, Nyambong and Alege
Akura within the municipality.

However, those without connectivity would be
served during the procurement exercise the Ministry was carrying out jointly
with the GIFEC.

Source: GNA