Roland Perry of AllAfrica.com is reporting that Liberia’s Finance Minister Amara S. Konneh has challenged the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications and the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LIBTELCO) to connect Monrovia (Capital City of Liberia), through wireless internet connectivity. Speaking on behalf of Liberia’s president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Konneh says that the recent Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) cable (a fast internet submarine cable which connects Liberia to the rest of the world) is needed to improve health, education and communication in addition to improving productivity. The $25 million (US) project undertaken by the Government of Liberia in collaboration with the Cable Consortium of Liberia is bringing hope that Liberia will be able to participate more fully in society, locally, nationally and globally.
“According to Min. Konneh ‘the modern technology will also connect small business, hotels government ministries and agencies as well as the media.’ He said the Ministry of Finance will be the first government entity to connect to the fiber optic cable as a means of digitizing the financial system of the country.”
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