For Nii Quaynor of Network Computer Systems (an ISP) in Ghana...
From: "Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor" <[log in to unmask]>, on 9/18/97 5:21 PM:
To: "Zoey Breslar" <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: <[log in to unmask]>
Ghana is certainly an important example of correct policies and
results thereafter. People might visit the following web site to get
some insight: www.communication.gov.gh
The site states the communication ACT, the privatization exercise among
other things. Other comments follow.
Zoey Breslar wrote:
> Hello gentlemen!
> This came across a listserv for Africa and telecom stuff, and I thought
> this would be a great time for you to
> If you send your response back to
> me, I'll be happy to forward it to the listserv, if you're not subscribed
> to this one.
> From: "Getachew, Dan" <[log in to unmask]>, on 9/18/97 9:29 AM:
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Greetings AFRIK-ITers;Reading some of the recent postings to the list
> server has got methinking and I wanted toextend another question to the
> members.Given the existing bottleneck in the implementation of
> Internetconnections through outthe African continent,
there is no bottleneck in Ghana other than the real challenging problem
finance to attain the goals.
> can someone point out
> a country and /or region inAfrica that isactually moving ahead ??
The example is undoubtedly Ghana. Interested parties should visit Ghana
and experience it for themselves.
> And if
> such an example does exist, what werethe catalystin the successes of the
> region ??
competition in the sector was the basis of the policy.
> The issues that I am most interestedin are whatpolicies the
> government/s adopted, and what the participation ofcommercial entities,
> as ISP's were.Dan
There are several( >3) ISPs already in Ghana. NCS is an ISP and a