In support of the Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project (GRTP& DIP), Huawei Ghana has donated communication equipment to the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization (MOCD), as part of concentrated efforts to boost the Government of Ghana’s connectivity for all agenda.
The donation which includes 150 Huawei T10 tablets and 50 Huawei Y60 smartphones, is to ensure that beneficiaries of the Ruralstar solution have the requisite tools, to access and fully explore the potential of the technology deployed, at their various communities.
Commenting on the donation, the Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, thanked Huawei for its continuous support in connecting the unserved and underserved communities in the country. The equipment, she said, will be put to good use paving way for more Ghanaians to be digitally active while exploring the countless opportunities it comes with.
Ms. Julia Qiu, the Director for Public and Government Affairs at Huawei Ghana, indicated that Huawei since its inception has worked relentlessly with partners to narrow differences in access to connectivity, digital services and tools across the world. The company, she said, remains committed to this course, as accessible and reliable network connectivity remains fundamental to bridging the digital divide.
According to her, “the equipment donated will go a long way to compliment the daily activities of beneficiaries from providing simple voice call services, to enabling communication over the internet for a better and more productive life.”
Earlier this year, Huawei in partnership with the MOCD, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) and other key stakeholders commissioned an ultra-modern tech hub and community library at Akim-Oda in the Eastern region of Ghana, to support the ICT skills development of students.
Huawei looks forward to helping countries and regions enhance their digital infrastructure to accelerate digital transformation.
The company at MWC 2023, launched its Inclusive Connectivity 2.0 Solution, which facilitates network construction in remote areas with complex environments. The solution combines datacom, optical network, and wireless products, to bring connectivity to rural and remote mountainous areas.
The goal behind Inclusive Connectivity 2.0 is to reduce network construction costs and speed up roll out, driving fast and cost-effective national informatization. It helps governments around the world improve service delivery and improve the quality of life in hard-to-reach areas.