Ghana and Burkina Faso sign fibre optic networks agreement
The Ghanaian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the interconnection of fibre optic networks with Burkina Faso to enhance communications between the two west African neighbours. The Ghanaian communications minister has said the signing of the MOU is in line with the commitment of ECOWAS member states to foster economic integration.
Minister Harunah Iddrisu and his Burkinabe counterpart Noel Kabore, affirmed their commitment in ensuring the interconnection between the two countries and to enhance cooperation and economic development.
The meeting in Tamale in the northern region of Ghana also considered the report of technical experts from the two countries who jointly undertook site visits to assess the practical feasibility of interconnecting their fibre optic networks and the possible time frame for the interconnection.
Reports further stated that due to the terrain challenges to enhancing network, the ministers agreed to focus on the alternative routes from Ghana to Burkina Faso for easier and smooth connection.
Ghana and Burkina Faso also declared their determination to prioritise their optic fibre development plans to achieve interconnection by 2010.