The people of Bontibor, a suburb of Nkwanta in the Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly of the Oti Region could not hold back their tears of joy during the commissioning of a telecommunications mast.
The mast which was secured through the lobbying skills of the Nkwanta South member of of Parliament Honorable Geoffrey Kini is the first in the history of the community.
For over 150 years, the people of Bontibor community had made several appeals to Government and other agencies to come to their aid by providing them with a solution that enables their community to be connected to the national communication grid.
A short ceremony held in the community witnessed a remarkable atmosphere where the entire community expressed appreciation to the Member of Parliament for making history in the area.
The coverage goes beyond Bontibor, Pusupu and over 10 other surrounding farming communities in the Nkwanta South Municipality of the Oti region.
According to some residents, Honourable Geofrey Kini, as part of his campaign met them in a bid to find out what what he could do to help bring development to the community and its environs. For them, one major challenge confronting the community was the lack of network, which the the Aspiring Member of Parliament promised to do all he can to solve the problem if he is voted to represent the people in parliament.
In his remarks, the Member of Parliament for Nkwanta South Constituency on the ticket of the NDC, Honourable Geoffrey Kini, said he will do his best to help solve the various social and economic challenges confronting the people in the area.
He called on several other communities such as Ofosu, Tutukpene, Ashiabre, Keri etc. to get linked up to network connectivity soon in order to
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 third quarter of 2019, many rural communities are still not able to access mobile network services.
The Sustainable development Goal 9 enjoins countries to building resilient infrastructure and fostering innovation, particularly through increasing access to ICT.