Ghana’s Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has inaugurated a Rural Telephony Project (RTP) and an ICT Centre at Amantia in the Ashanti Region.

The inauguration of the project which took place yesterday, August 27, seeks to extend the coverage of mobile telephone services to un-served and under-served communities in the region.

It also aims to give students access to internet to improve their performance in Information Communication and Technology.

The project being embarked upon by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), under her ministry, will also help improve healthcare delivery, marketing of products, as well as ensure that residents in the area get uninterrupted mobile telephone services.

According to her, government is working to ensure universal access to telephone services and internet connectivity across the country by the year 2020.

She said this has been the objective of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration so as to ensure equitable distribution of development.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful indicated that government was embarking on the Rural Telephony Project (RTP) to extend the coverage of telephone services and internet connection as part of efforts to achieve development for all.

She was accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Mr Kofi Asante.