Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba says Government remains committed to installing communication towers across the country in order to improve network connectivity.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Kalabo District Commissioner Fridah Luhila, Mr. Mushimba said Government attaches great importance to enhanced telecommunication network because it is the backbone of a robust economic agenda.
Mr. Mushimba described the installation of communication towers as a government ambitious program aimed at improving communication so as to open up rural areas to multi-sectorial economic investment.
He noted that communication towers have launched the advent of e-banking, mobile communication, integrated health services and e-learning among several other benefits.
However, Mr. Mushimba has bemoaned the deplorable state of the ferry pontoon that service across Luanginga river at Kalabo harbour.
He disclosed that Government would consider procuring a new pontoon conducive for safe and reliable marine crossing.
The Minister has since reaffirmed that President Edgar Lungu’s administration would enhance transport and communication facilities in all parts of the country as promised during the campaigns.
Presenting a profile report earlier, Mrs. Luhila said the construction of three communication towers at Mapungu, Ndoka and Lukona has enhanced the social and economic lives of people.
The District Commissioner noted that the towers have stimulated the provision of electronic money transactions, emergency health services and cost of doing business.