GIFEC pays internet facilities for training colleges

Mr Kofi Attoh, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication, has said the Fund had been paying for internet facilities for training colleges over the last two years. He said this was to improve ICT learning in training colleges. Speaking at a soiree the Fund organized for journalists, Mr Attoh said GIFEC had connectivity projects that include the security services, the Disability, e-Learning, Common Communication Facilities, the Last Mile Initiative and the School Connectivity projects.The others are the e-Health, ICT Capacity building, Community Information, School Connectivity, Rural Pay Phone, Easy Business, Post Office Connectivity, the e-Fishing, the Public Education Electromagnetic Field exposure and Health and the Library Connectivity Projects. Mr Attoh said GIFEC had mounted communication masks with solar panels in rural areas in all the 10 regions and this cost the Fund $2 million. He said the GIFEC project had improved the lives of many people in both the rural and urban including prisoners. The Fund, he said, would also inaugurate an ICT Centre at the Akropong School for the Blind that the Fund built.GIFEC is an agency of the Ministry of Communication to facilitate the provision of basic telephony to un-served and underserved communities in the country.

Source: GNA

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