Ghana to build 1,006 telecom sites in 2024

21 February 2024

The Ghanaian government plans to construct and implement 1,006 telecom sites in 2024 to improve mobile service coverage in the country, especially in rural areas.

These telecom sites are part of the ‘Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion’ project unveiled in November 2020 by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to reduce the digital divide by strengthening basic telephony services in rural areas. 

Of the planned 2,016 telecom sites, 1,010 have already been constructed and 618 are already operational. This already allows citizens in around 1,620 rural communities to make calls and use data services. Ultimately, the project targets around 4 million people.