GIFEC Administrator visits Project Sites

Mr Prince Sefah, the Administrator of Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has paid a three-day working visit to some chosen Project Sites of the Fund in the Greater Accra and Central Regions.

The visit, with help from the specialized group, is part of efforts to fortify task oversight and execution. It permitted the Administrator to improve associations for certain partners of the Fund, particularly Municipal/District Chief Executives and Traditional Authorities.

An assertion given in Accra by the Fund said on the whole, Mr Sefah visited five out of the 30 recently built Community ICT Centers (CICs) in the two Regions.

In the Greater Accra Region, the Administrator assessed the recently developed CIC at Dansoman in the Ablekuma West Municipality, which was presently prepared to be opened.

In the Central Region, he met the Chiefs of Awutu Senya, in the presence of the District Chief Executive (DCE) of Awutu Senya West, where he educated them regarding some GIFEC initiatives in the locale, especially the recently built CIC at Bawjiase and Senya Breku, and the continuous Ghana Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project (GRT&DIP).

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He communicated his obligation to guaranteeing that these ventures (which he reviewed), were finished and utilized to serve the local area by the following month.

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He gave the affirmation that plans were progressing towards adding on to the GRT&DIP in the Awutu territory.
The Administrator said since its origin, GIFEC had given innovative answers thatguarantee Universal Access and Digital Inclusion in the remotest places of the nation and to all minimized networks of Ghana.

This was finished through three principal ICT program regions: Infrastructural Development, Equipment and Resource Provision and Capacity Building.

He stressed on the significance of the Cyberlabs Program, adding that the program was pointed toward further developing ICT by giving equipment to schools, foundations, and networks.

“GIFEC has so far constructed 274 CICs and equipped about 1,000 schools with ICT equipment to enhance ICT access and digital inclusion, through the programme,” he said.

Mr Sefah said the Cyberlabs program filled in as an asset community for a large number of GIFEC’s ICT Capacity Building programs, which try to prepare different classes of residents in basic and intermediary ICT courses.

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He addressed the GRT&DIP, which guarantees the assistance and arrangement of broadcast communications framework to rural areas, which were considered unserved or underserved.

These are generally little villages with low monetary suitability, subsequently the failure of Mobile Network Operators to broaden their services.

The project, as per him, was being carried out with money from the Government of Ghana, and organization from Huawei Technologies and tries to lay out 2,016 Rural Sites to guarantee 95% mobile network inclusion in Ghana.

That’s what he said albeit marginally postponed by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the phenomenal task, since it started in 2020, had chalked a few momentous achievements in its implementation.

The task has so far been put up in 780communities with 501 coordinated into the center organization and 366 On-Air and conveying voice and information services to over 120,000 normal everyday users across different Rural Communities.

Mr Sefah joined the Green Ghana Day Program at Assin Kushea by planting a few seedlings to add to the activity.
He additionally drew in the media in the Assin North Municipality as part of his visit to notify them about GIFEC’s intercessions inside the Assin region and the Central Region, overall.

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