China has made available to the country a concessionary facility of US$30 million to support the first phase of Ghana's Information Super Highway Project, the Ghana News Agency quoted President John Agyekum Kufuor as saying on Tuesday.
The project, which starts from Accra and terminates at Tamale, is designed to ensure effective connectivity to render quality service delivery and balanced socio-economic development throughout the country.
Kufuor, who was inaugurating the Ghana Telecommunications University College (GTUC) at Tesano in Accra, said the government was seeking additional credit for the rest of the project to be executed without delay.
The GTUC was established by Ghana Telecom to train middle and high-level professionals to operate, maintain and manage telecommunications and Information Communication Technology-based (ICT) services, which had become the backbone of the new business landscape and innovation process in telecommunications and other related industries.
Kufuor said he was hopeful that the training of students at the University College and other technologically oriented institutions would move in tandem with the project to bring about optimal utilization of the infrastructure.
(Xinhua News Agency August 16, 2006)