CHINA TO FINANCE GHANA’S NATIONAL FIBRE OPTIC BACKBONE PROJECT
The government of Ghana is sourcing a soft loan from the government of China to ensure adequate fibre optics connectivity throughout the country through the National Fibre Optic Backbone project and contract to that effect would be signed in June, this year.
Fibre Optics already exist in the southern portion of the country through Volta River Authority's Voltacom infrastructure, which stretches from Kumasi, Nkawkaw, Accra, Winneba, Cape Coast and to Obuasi.
With the agreement in place, a fibre optic link will be built to Kumasi and further to the north. This was revealed by the deputy minister of communications, Dr. Benjamin Aggrey Ntim, during the start of the tenth information and communication technology exhibition and conference in Accra organized by AITEC West Africa last week.