e-Network Project Launched With Pan-African Reach

The Ministry of Communication, Ghana inaugurated the Pan-African E-Network project in Accra in collaboration with the Government of India. The project is supposed to connect all the 53 nations of the African Union (AU) by a satellite and fiber-optic network. The services being targeted through this are tele-education, tele-medicine, internet, video-conferencing and VoIP services. It is also expected to support e-governance, e-commerce and effective communication among the nations.

The External Affairs Minister, india said that the setting up of Pan-African Network was part of India's commitment to socio-economic development in Africa to help the continent bridge the digital divide.