Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Thursday said, the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), currently has no plans of erecting masts in the Cape Coast North Constituency.
According to her, the Constituency was not included in the Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project (GRTDIP), however, a connectivity drive test would be conducted by GIFEC in some catchment areas.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said this in response to a question on the floor of Parliament.
Dr Kwamena Minta Nyarku, a National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast North asked about the plans the Ministry had towards erecting a mast to improve telecommunication challenges at Mempeasem, Asenadze, Nyamebekeyre, Ekoo, Brimsu Apewosika, Efutu Kokwado and Efutu Mampong catchment areas in the Cape Coast North Constituency
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful also a New Patriotic Party MP for Ablekuma West, cited Mempeasem, Asenadze, Nyamebekeyre, Ekoo, Brimsu Apewosika, Efutu Kokwado and Efutu Mampong as some of the catchment areas in the Cape Coast North Constituency where GIFEC would facilitate their inclusion in future phases of GRTDIP, finances permitting.
She, therefore, told the House that Airtel tigo, now AT, had 22 operational sites in the Cape Coast Metropolis providing both 2G and 3G services.
"Mr Speaker, AT plans to roll out a site in Brimsu Apewosika this year to extend network coverage there, she said.
Source: Business Ghana