- Vice president Bawumia has called for free internet services in Ghana
- He stated that internet services are expensive in Ghana and there is the need to do something about it
- According to him, Estonia is providing free internet for its citizens
The vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has advocated for free internet services in Ghana.
According to him, internet services come at a high cost, and it is therefore important for producers to consider doing something about it.
He added that broadband services at a lesser cost and the availability of internet services in rural areas would help Ghana’s plan to digitise in order to ensure quality delivery of public services.
Per a report by Citinewsroom.com, he cited Estonia as a country that offers free internet to its citizens, and said Ghana could do same.
He cited Estonia where internet services were offered for free and said the service providers could replicate it in Ghana.
Dr. Bawumia made the appeal as part of his presentation at a discussion at the Ghana Digital Roadmap Conference on the topic: “Overview of Current ICT Policy Framework and Gap Analysis” in Accra, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
The conference brought together stakeholders in the ICT industry, development partners, captains of industry, the diplomatic community and ministers of state to review the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Accelerated Development Policy.
It was also to help identify the gaps and provide the right framework to harness the benefit of the digital economy.
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