The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications and Chair of the Governing Board of the Universal Access Fund, Cllr Cooper W. Kruah Sr., signed an agreement on behalf of the Liberian government with a company believed to be a giant telecommunications service provider in Ghana to boost rural telecommunications access in the country.
According to BMA sources, Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah Sr. and a high-powered delegation, including Project Manager Mr James Lynch Monbo, Chairman of the Project Implementation Unite (PIU), Israel M. Akinsanya and Chair of the House Committee on Posts and Telecommunications, Dr Isaac Roland, were among those who left for Ghana for the signing ceremony.
Mr Richard Hlomador, K-Net’s Executive Chairman, signed on behalf of the company to construct telephone towers in unserved and underserved locations in rural Liberia as part of President Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda to provide essential services to the people of Liberia.
K-Net is the Ghanaian service provider who assisted in the country’s transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting. In the field of broadcasting, the company manages a digital terrestrial television network for the Ghanaian government and a direct-to-home television network for private television broadcasters in Ghana and neighbouring West African countries.
The Universal Access Fund has supported the implementation of a proof of concept designed to bring telecommunication closer to Liberians regardless of their location, allowing them to make and receive calls and receive mobile money and other remittances. The proof of concept project, funded by the Universal Access Fund, is currently underway in Gbarpolu Counties, including Perlunken, Grand Kru, and Gbankaborquiota.
Minister Kruah lauded President George M. Weah’s support for the project, as well as the efforts of Mr Israel M. Akinsanya, Chairman of the Project Implementation Unite (PIU), Project Manager, Mr James Lynch Monbo, and all others who are working around the clock to ensure the project’s success for all Liberians.