Communications Minister  to brief  Parliament today on internet challenges

Story: News Desk 

The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, is set to appear before Parliament today,  Monday, March 18, to provide insights into the government’s efforts to resolve the ongoing internet disruptions in the country.

The interruption in internet connectivity, now spanning five days, has triggered widespread frustration among Ghanaians.

Though the National Communications Authority has announced it will take five weeks to restore normalcy, MPs believe the Minister must brief Ghanaians on the measures taken to restore connectivity.

The Member of Parliament (MP)  for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto emphasized the necessity of the Minister’s briefing amidst the continuous updates from telecommunication service providers.

He stressed the significance of understanding the progress made in addressing the issue, particularly considering the potential national security implications arising from multiple submarine fibre optic cable disruptions in the high seas.

“The Ghana Telecommunication Chamber and the telcos have all issued statements pleading with their subscribers to bear with them. They say that there have been multiple submarine fibre optic cable disruptions in the high seas, and we do not know the extent of the distractions, and this is a national security issue.

“I want to appeal that the Communications Minister come to tell us what the government is doing to help restore normalcy so that we can have access to the internet and our data services.”

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