Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has encouraged the private sector to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the Western Corridor Fibre Optic Project.

At the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the Western Corridor Fibre Optic Project last week, Dr. Bawumia entreated the private sector to ‘take a cue’ from the project.

According to him, schools, government agencies, District Assemblies and health providers will also benefit from this infrastructure to digitize their work.

“I am encouraging the private sector to take a cue from this bold step and leverage the opportunities that this project provides for new economic streams of business within the western corridor,” he remarked.

He assured other private sector led initiative in the ICT sector of continuous government support and appealed to all stakeholders, to offer the necessary support required to ensure the successful completion of the project.

Dr. Bawumia also touched on other benefits of the project such as the inclusion of local content and indigenous participation in strategic industries like the telecommunications and ICT space.

He echoed that such projects bring satisfaction and demonstrates without a doubt that Ghana is open for business to all persons and as a result the local people will NOT be left behind.

According to him, “the push for local content is a necessity”.

By: ClaraDoku/