The Vice President of Ghana, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, commended the Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) last week for their role in the Western Corridor Fibre Optic Project.

Dr. Bawumia at the sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of the Western Corridor Fibre Optic Project, expressed his pleasure with the role GIIF played in the project.

According to Dr. Bawumia, the GIIF was established by the Government to help Ghana develop its infrastructure and support private sector solutions and private financing.

“It is very gratifying to see GIIF respond to this challenge by working with the local Ghanaian sponsors to provide this critical communications infrastructure without relying on the government budget.

“This is a homegrown solution and I look forward to seeing many more GIIF led examples going forward”, he said.

The Western Corridor Fibre Optic Project will take place over 18 months and involves the construction of 881 kilometres of backbone fibre optic along the western corridor of the country.

This is only the first phase of the project however, a second phase will see the construction of undersea cables.

The fibre optic project will pass through major towns like Takoradi, Atuabo and Elubo and will also connect some major towns in the Brong Ahafo Region.

By: ClaraDoku/