The Government of Liberia has signed an agreement with a company believed to be a telecommunication giant in Ghana to boost rural telecommunications access in Liberia.
On September 16, 2021, the Chairperson of the Board of the Universal Access Fund, Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah Sr. Signed on behalf of government while the Executive Chairperson for K-Net, Richard Hlomador, signed on behalf of the company.
Souces closed to the Universal Access Fund said the Chairperson of the Project Implementation Unite (PIU), Israel M. Akinsanya, Project Manager Mr. James Lynch Monbo, and Chair on the House Committee on Posts & Telecommunication, Dr. Isaac Roland among others witnessed the signing ceremony in Ghana.
The Universal Access program service contract with K-Net is to construct telephones towels in unnerved and undeserved location in rural Liberia in fulfillment of one of President Weah’s dream to bring essentials services to the people of Liberia.
K-Net has been the company in Ghana that transform the country from analog to digital Television broadcastvwhile in broadcasting, the company operates a digital terrestrial TV network on behalf of the government of Ghana as well as a direct to home TV network for private TV broadcasters within Ghana and neighboring West African Countries.
Recently, The Universal Access Fund endorsed the implementation of the proof of concept designed to bring telecommunication closer to the people of Liberia irrespective of their location to have access to telecommunications, to make and receive calls, receive mobile money and other remittances.
Currently, the proof of concept project under the Universal Access Fund program is being carried out in Perlunken, Grand Kru and Gbankaborquiota in Gbarpolu Counties among others.
According to report, Minister Kruah praised President George. M Weah for his support to the process and also praised the efforts of the Chairman of the Project Implementation Unite (PIU), Mr. Israel M. Akinsanya, Project Manager, Mr. James Lynch Monbo and all others who are working around the clock to make sure that this project succeeds for all Liberians.