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"Ghana to establish free roaming service with Togo, Benin and Gambia" - Ursula reveals


Ghana will soon establish bilateral ECOWAS roaming service with Togo, Benin, and the Gambia, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has disclosed.


She made these remarks while addressing Journalists in Accra on Sunday.


She said "Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire in June 2023 became the first ECOWAS countries to implement the ECOWAS Free Roaming initiative"


"The free roaming service simply means that Ghanaians subscribers visiting Côte d'Ivoire will receive calls without paying roaming fees and will be charged Côte d'Ivoire's local rates when making calls to Ghana while in Côte d'Ivoire, and vice versa"


"Also, subscribers travelling between both countries will be exempted from international roaming charges"


In other developments, she revealed that her Ministry had constructed over 1,000 rural telephony sites under the Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project (The GRT&DIP) to expand mobile network connectivity to unconnected rural communities.


"As of this month, 1,010 of the planned 2,016 sites had been constructed, with 618 of them already operational. We were offering essential voice and data services to citizens in about 1,620 rural communities"


"People in those rural communities can now make calls and use data services, thereby enhancing social and economic activities in these communities”.


This, she said include; the Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project, the Innovative Digital Services and Payments Platform (Ghana Gov), and the Revolutionary Nationwide E-Government Network (eGovNet)"


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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