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Satellite is a necessity, not a luxury – Ursula tells African leaders

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the minister for communications and digitalization, has said that Ghana is willing to spend a lot of money on satellite to solve its connectivity issues.

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Fibre technology, according to Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful, is insufficient to meet Ghana’s connection issues. She was speaking at a roundtable discussion in Saudi Arabia with the theme “The Challenges and Opportunities of Providing Connectivity from the Sky.”

“We in Ghana are looking forward to a mutually beneficial relationship,” she said. “Satellite is not a luxury, it is a necessity to help reduce the global gap of 2.7 billion people who are not connected.”

 

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful noted that despite Africa’s sluggish entry into the modern world, the continent has many benefits due to its youthful, creative population.

However, she cautioned African authorities to avoid acquiring outdated systems that expose the populace to numerous difficulties.

We must all invest in improving the networks and systems on a global scale. She spoke.

The minister spoke on cybersecurity and how Ghana’s investments helped the nation rank third in Africa and 23rd globally in the global service index.

According to H.E. Minister Abdullah Alswaha, Saudi Arabia’s Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Ghana will emulate the Saudi Model (Garage)/Tech Hub and a Start-up Project.

Along with the sector minister, other attendees included Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, CEO of Ghana Digital Centres Ltd., Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako, Director General of the National Cybersecurity Agency, Mohammad Habibu Tijani, Ghana’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and Kwadwo Baah Agyemang.

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