Accra, Tigo Business, in partnership with USAID’s Ghana Sustainable Fisheries Management Project and the Ghana Fisheries Commission, has unveiled a total communication solutions for fisherfolk in coastal communities.
A statement issued by TiGo, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the Project was part of TiGo’s efforts to support the growth of businesses with affordable products and services.
It said starting off as a pilot project, it was a first for the fishing community.
It explained that the integrated package included voice, internet, Tigo Cash and Tigo Insurance.
The statement said it also included subsidised mobile handsets.
Speaking at separate community launch events in Axim and Elmina, the Chief Business Officer for Tigo Business, Stephen Essien, said the pilot phase would run until the end of the year after which it would be expanded based on the learning from Adina, Bortianor, Elmina, and Axim, coastal communities within the Central and Western regions, the statement said.
Our focus is a solution that ensures both financial and digital inclusion, it said.
“The service would also provide them with up to the minute information from their respective associations and the Fisheries Commission.
It said the integrated solutions were developed after extensive engagements with the fisher folk and others in the value chain.
The statement said present at the launch were representatives from the National Fish Traders and Processors Association (NAFTPA) and the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council (GNCFC).
Source: Ghana News Agency