The U.S. to Validate: Through United States’ Digital Investment meld Finance Program with CSquared in Kenya to a Nationwide Fiber Network in a bid to enhance 1 Million Liberians to the Web
By Abdul Rahman Bangura–
NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS (NADN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- In a bid to help connect million of Liberians to the web, President Joe Biden has disclosed through the Digital Investment to help Liberians.
“And so, creating real opportunity, greater equality, and a more secure, healthy, and prosperous world is what we’re all about. Moving forward, we have to continue to invest together and invest stronger. And we welcome all who share this vision to join this partnership,” said Biden, who made the statements at the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) Meeting on 15th, November 2022.
“We’ve seen over the join this be – must be a priority for all of us. We just went through a long discussion on that.
The US president said his government will continue to support vaccine manufacturing in Africa and Asia and investing $15 million through the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation in India’s health infrastructure, as just a few examples.
“And finally, gender equity and gender equality. When we invest in equal opportunity for women, we can deliver greater prosperity for everyone — for everyone,” he told.
This is the second time Liberia will profit from partnering with infrastructure CSquared and the United States Agency for International Development to give rise to best-in-class, reliable, affordable broadband infrastructure to Monrovia.
In 2014 under the leadership of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, CSquared Liberia joined into a tripartite partnership with the Government of Liberia and USAID to connect 51 Government Institutions to high speed reliable networks. This partnership was established after the Ebola pestilence outbreak in Liberia and the desire for infrastructure, digitization initiatives, and economic improvement in the capital Monrovia.
Services available in Liberia comprised Leased Capacity and Dark Fiber which are largely utilized by MNOs to assemble their base stations. Managed Ethernet and Capacity Pool are targeted at enterprise connections like banks and small to medium businesses.
Retired President Sirleaf interpreted the coalition at the time. “ICT is an integral part of economic development that is often overlooked and undervalued. By expanding our connectivity through this initiative, we will strengthen the support for more ICT-based projects and programs in Education, Health, and Infrastructure.”
For New Africa Daily News Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent