Celltel Networks, Roberta Annan Consulting (RAC) and the Chinese Government International Cooperation Corporation (CEIEC) have signed a protocol of collaboration to take part in the realization of the “Smart Cities” project of Ghana, whose budget implementation is estimated at US $ 300 million.
Under the agreement, the information platform itnewsafrica.comspecifies that the Ghanaian company Celltel Networks will act as designer of smart cities, RAC will act as a transaction consultant for CEIEC, while it will join the consortium of experts to carry out the project.
In a few days, the three partners will enter into a new partnership agreement, this time with the other partners in the “Smart Cities” project, which will be financed by a consortium of investment banks and private providers.
The project was designed to provide people with a set of value-added social services based on technology, access to a nationally affordable Wi-Fi network, and digitization of the administration.
According to Prince Kofi Kludjeson, founder and president of Celltel Networks, the company decided to invest in the “Smart Cities” project because it ” believes in the government’s Ghana Digital program, characterized by paperless services in all administrations of government, digital address systems and various electronic services such as online education, e-health, agriculture, online, etc . “