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GIFEC to Roll Out ESD Platform

Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications, has unveiled plans by See details

The GIFEC Fund

<p>Staff of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) See details

The GIFEC Fund

<p class="\&quot;\\\&quot;MsoNormal\\\&quot;\&quot;">GIFEC ICT sensitization program for District Chief Executives and See details

GIFEC-built Common Telecommunications Facility at Wellembelle, Upper West Region

GIFEC-built Common Telecommunications Facility at Wellembelle, Upper West Region See details

The Mobile Libraries carry ICT to the rural schools

The Mobile Libraries carry ICT to the rural schools See details

Universal Access to Electronic Communications Programme

<div>Mr. Duut Bonchel Abdulai (second from right) receiving a cheque See details

Mission

<div style="text-align: justify">As part of its new, GIFEC is collaborating See details

The Community Information Centers Project

<div>This is a project which GIFEC has been implementing on See details

Easy Business Centers Project

<div>This project is being implemented by GIFEC in collaboration with See details

Rural Payphone Project

<div>Under the Rural Communications Project, GIFEC intends to provide twelve See details

GIFEC to Roll Out ESD Platform The GIFEC Fund The GIFEC Fund GIFEC Donates to UNESCO GIFEC-built Common Telecommunications Facility at Wellembelle, Upper West Region The Mobile Libraries carry ICT to the rural schools Universal Access to Electronic Communications Programme Mission The Community Information Centers Project Easy Business Centers Project Rural Payphone Project

Work on the ICT Policy for Ghana started in October 1998, when a National Communications Policy Conference dubbed, COMPOL ‘98’ involving all stakeholders in the ICT sector was held at the International Conference Centre in Accra. The policy document was finalised in October 2000 at Akosombo for the approval of Cabinet. However, Cabinet could not pass the Communications Bill before the then government went out of power.

In September 2001, the government organised another National Communications Policy Conference, at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), to review and update the Communication Policy Document formulated by the previous government in 1998. The formulation of a comprehensive ICT Policy, known as Ghana Information and Communication Technology for Accelerated Development (ICT4AD), was completed and the result is what is today referred to as Ghana ICT Policy for Accelerated Development.

Under the Ghana ICT Policy for Accelerated Development, the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), (formerly the Ghana Investment Fund for Telecommunications (GIFTEL)) was created as an implementing agency of the Ministry of Communications, in January 2004, to facilitate the provision of ICT, Internet connectivity and infrastructure to underserved and un-served areas of the country.

In July 2004 the Government of Ghana set up Ghana Investment Fund for Telecommunications (GIFTEL) as an agency of the Ministry of Communications to facilitate the provision of universal access to basic telephony by the unserved and underserved communities in the country. The Electronic Communications Act 775 promulgated in 2008, gave the legal backing to the agency (which started operations in January 2005), changed the agency’s name to the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) and widened the scope of its mandate to include the provision of access to electronic services including ICT, broadcasting, internet, multimedia service and basic telephony, by the unserved and underserved communities in Ghana.

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