Communications and Digitalisation Minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has emphasized the country’s efforts to bridge the Internet usage gap.
The GSMA Mobile Economy 2023 report highlighted a reduction in the mobile internet usage gap from 50% in 2017 to 41% in 2022 on average.
However, this gap still persists due to limited access to smart devices and low digital literacy.
During a meeting with authorities from the University of Development Studies, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful discussed the internet infrastructure initiatives implemented by her ministry.
She stressed the importance of addressing the significant internet usage gap and expressed her ministry’s commitment to empowering the youth with the necessary tools and skills.
“Internet usage gap remains significant and demands urgent attention from all stakeholders. My ministry seeks to build the capacity of our youths and provide the necessary tools to utilise same” Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said.
In response, Prof. Seidu Al-Hassan, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Development Studies, praised the government’s digital Ghana agenda.
He recognized this initiative as a step towards enabling the country to compete globally in the digital era and requested enhanced connectivity for UDS.