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Digital Village comes to Cross River



A village that would provide access to the world’s most advanced information and communication technologies, education and health services to under-resourced areas, has been inaugurated in Oban Community, Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River.

Called a “Digital Village’’, the project is a collaboration between Samsung Electronics West Africa with UNESCO.

The facility is also expected to bridge the digital divide and serve as a catalyst for local business development and government service delivery.

Speaking at the occasion recently, Mr Brovo Kim, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, observed that some rural areas Africa lacked electricity.

He said that such communities were also challenged by limited access to education, health care and connectivity, as necessary components of their socio-economic development.

“We are not only bridging the digital divide but also providing a facility that meets the most critical health and education needs of the rural community,” Kim said.

Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River expressed commitment to the project, which he said was worth more than N160 million.

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  1. Jedimaster

    May 16, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Sounds like an amazing plan if they get it right. Imagine sparking up the minds of bright children who can help Nigeria.

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