GT Moves to Revolutionarise Rural Communication, by Ama Achiaa Amankwah

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

A model communication centre developed for rural and peri-urban communities, under an Information Communication Technology, (ICT) project dubbed eCARE, has been envisaged to revolutionarise communication in the rural areas.

eCARE is an acronym for e-commerce and renewable energy. The project seeks to increase access to ICT powered by renewable energy in rural and peri-urban areas of Ghana. eCARE has been a community phone project by Ghana Telecom since February 2005.

The eCARE project is a joint effort of the United Nations foundations, (UNF), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), ARB Apex Bank, Kumasi Institute for Technology and Environment (KITE), Telenor Management Partner, (TMP) and Ghana Telecom, (GT).
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Source: Public Agenda (Accra)