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Denmark and Ghana in collaboration to connect the unconnected

12.02.2018  17:25
The Minister of Communication of Ghana, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, and Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tove Degnbol, visited sites, where Danish Bluetown technology is providing wifi to unconnected communities.

Minister for Communication, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, with Ambassador Tove Degnbol.

The Danish company Bluetown provides the technology for the Digital for Inclusion (D4I) project, aimed at connecting the unconnected communities and rural areas. The project is a pilot in four communities in the Brong Afaho region, and the technology is expected later to be rolled out all over Ghana. 

“The Embassy of Denmark is pleased to facilitate contacts between the government of Ghana and innovative Danish companies, which can help implement the ambitious digitalization agenda. When there is a clear development purpose, as in the case of Bluetown’s activities, we are even more pleased,” Tove Degnbol says.

Ole Deleeneer, Bluetown's country manager in Ghana, getting interviewed about the project.

The Minister of Communication of Ghana, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said about the vision of connecting the unconnected:
“Technology is an enabler. It will enable us to reach all sustainable development goals. I am therefore very proud to see this project begin in the heartland of Ghana," she said.

She participated in a series of meetings, while the touring the sites where Bluetown has provided WiFi mandated by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC).
WiFi in rural areas will help share information about e.g. healthcare, education, agriculture and will also make it possible for citizen to communicate online with government authorities.