Internet usage in Ghana is expensive - World Bank vice president says

Internet usage in Ghana is expensive - World Bank vice president says

The World Bank has lamented over the high cost of internet in low-to-middle income countries, including Ghana.

The Bank’s vice president for Africa, Hafez Ghanem, urged the Communications minister to adopt measures to bring the cost down to enable a lot Ghanaians or residents use the internet at affordable prices.

He made this observation when he paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful.

Using internet in Ghana is expensive - World Bank
World Bank Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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In her response, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said the government of Ghana has already begun processes aimed at pushing the cost of internet down in the country.

She said there would be an industry forum in May 2019 to force a consensus on the way forward.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful also stated a high level engagement with the regulators and the industry operators had been ongoing for some time now to promote greater infrastructure-sharing and competition with the aim of forcing internet costs to fall.

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