Ghana Reform Case in African Technology and Telecommunications Policy

This book examines the state of the telecommunications industry in Ghana and suggests policy options for the purpose of improving that sector.


“. . . will make a major impact on the way we understand the development of telecommunication in the African continent. Ghana is a very useful case since it has been called ‘a model society’. . . . Dr. Osei-Mensah has written with enormous intellectual breadth and sensitivity to the issues of telecommunication, he is skilled as a scholar and a writer. . . the book deals directly and concretely with the difficulties of implementing telecommunication technology in a nation that is developing its economy. . . . The fact that Dr. Osei-Mensah, trained in communication and experienced in the political and administrative world, has taken on this challenge and succeeded in doing such a brilliant job of research and analysis is quite remarkable. I am sure the work will have a long future.” – Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

“. . . this research work is invaluable. . . can be used as a reading material for upper level undergraduate and first year graduate students in communications, telecommunications, African studies, and international mass communications.” – Dr. Edward Wonkeryor

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
List of Maps and Tables
Foreword by James C. Armstrong
1. Other Countries’ Experiences in Telecommunications Reform
2. Ghana: An Overview of the Country
3. Ghana’s Telecommunications Sector
4. Reforms in the Telecommunications Sector
5. Results and Analysis
6. Conclusions and Recommendations
Appendices: List of Abbreviations; List of Organizations; Telecommunications Legislation; Questionnaire; Interview Outline
Bibliography, Index

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