Residents shed tears after community gets mobile phone network in Oti Region
Bontibor, a suburb of Nkwanta in the Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly of the Oti Region could not hold their tears of joy during the commissioning of telecommunication mast through the Lobbying skills of the Nkwanta South member of Parliament Honorable Geoffrey Kini.
The community, after 150 years and over, has finally benefited from the MP’s campaign promises to provide a network to some communities in the Municipality including Bontibor.
A ceremony held in the community witnessed a remarkable atmosphere where the entire community expressed appreciation to the MP for making history in the area.
According to some residents, Hon Kini in his campaign meets them as they put before him one major challenge confronting the community, thus lack of network.
The NDC Member of Parliament for Nkwanta South Constituency, Geoffrey Kini, said he will do his best to support social and economical challenges confronting the area.
He assured several other communities such as Ofosu, Tutukpene, Ashiabre, Keri among others, to get linked up to network connectivity soon as he targets to develop the municipal step by step.
Although Ghana has the highest mobile penetration in West Africa and already outperforms many of its regional peers with 16.7 million unique mobile subscribers, 15.1 million smartphone devices, and 10.7 million mobile internet users in the country as of the third quarter of 2019, many rural communities are still not able to access mobile network services.
The Sustainable development Goal 9 enjoins countries to build resilient infrastructure and foster innovation, particularly through increasing access to ICT.
The coverage goes beyond Bontibor, Pusupu, and over 10 other surrounding farming communities in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti region.