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Zambia: Connect Africa, Likusasa Want Rural Linkup
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, August 16, 2013
Focus: Citizen Engagement, Internet Governance
Country: Zambia
Created: Aug 16, 2013

Zambia-based Connect Africa aims to harness Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit and recent innovations in GSM technology infrastructure to enable rural people and rural communities across Africa to improve their quality of life and economic well-being.
Recent significant financial backing coupled with its partnership with Likusasa has given the company the capacity to introduce and implement innovative new technologies and business models geared specifically to the rural GSM market across Africa.
Connect Africa’s objective is to build a sustainable ICT driven service business, headquartered in Lusaka, that improves the lives of rural Africans.
Delivery of education, agriculture and health services, along with other public and private sector services to rural communities will all be enhanced by the new connectivity, which uses state-of-the-art “low tower, low power” technology. This, combined with the Connect Africa Service Centre concept, will create jobs and enhance rural communities.
The strategy is part of Connect Africa’s “impact enterprise” model that aims to leverage innovative communication technologies for socio-economic development across Africa and beyond.
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