Government calls on telcos to improve rural access

18 Oct 2010

Dr Patrick Makungu, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology in Tanzania, has urged local telecoms operators to increase investment in rural areas rather than concentrating on urban areas. Local paper the East African Business Week quotes Dr Makungu as saying that operators need to address the problem of a shortfall in affordable services in remote parts of the country. ‘We need high quality telecom services at affordable prices that cover rural areas extensively which have almost 80% of Tanzanians as compared to urban areas population,’ he said.



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