Role of multipurpose community telecentres in accelerating national development in Ghana

Wilfred Owen Jr., Osei Darkwa


This paper examines the development, growth and potential sustainability of small business communication centres in cities in Ghana. It investigates the extent to which these enterprises are using modem communication tools to provide services and its impact on rural development. It describes the type of technologies available at these centres and demonstrates how these centres could be used to provide services to urban, rural and other underserved populations. Additionally, it draws attention to how information technology could be used to alleviate the information needs of Ghanaians. Lastly, it provides a comprehensive listing of the major communication/information centres in the country.

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