Written by Roland Davis
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 01:25
Finance Minister Amara Konneh has urged Liberians to take advantage of the newly wireless communication system worth US$25m installed by the Liberia Telecommunication Incorporation (LIBTELCO).
Minister Konneh said it was important that Liberians make positive use of the wireless system because it will go a long way in helping to transform the economic sector of the country and their livelihood.
He made the call yesterday at programs marking the official turning-on of the Fiber Optic Cable erected in Liberia at the head office of LIBTELCO on Broad Street.
Minister Konneh noted that the installation of the wireless system by LIBTELCO will not benefit only the institution, but will also serve as a contributing factor to national development.
He also emphasized that the wireless system will serve as a great help to the business community and the student community.
According to him, business entities will use the system to carry out their businesses properly, especially when formal communication is needed in the process of transaction, while it will provide access to students in terms of doing their assignments and other programs.
Minister Konneh also expressed the hope that the US$ 25M investment will not only benefit people in Monrovia, but Liberians across the country.
Also speaking at the occasion, Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Dr. Frederick Norkeh, indicated that it has been the desire of postal Affairs Ministry to connect Liberia to the rest of the world through telecommunication system over the years.
Minister Norkeh stated that the wireless system will help improve the livelihood of Liberians through communication network and economic development.
While commending the Government of Liberia and other GSM network companies operating in the country for providing telecommunication service to the citizens, he called on Liberians to make use of the system.
At the same time, the Managing Director of LIBTLECO, Ben Wolo, promised that the wireless system will shortly be extended across the country for the benefit of all Liberians.
Mr. Wolo put the fees of the system at US$79.00 monthly and assured that the price will decrease in a not distant future thereby making it affordable.
He indicated that Liberia has achieved a major mark by introducing the wireless program because LIBTLECO has already connected the system to every part of the world to ensure that the country is connected worldwide through a classical technology service.