We need to optimize the Internet for our good as Ghanaians

There’s nothing meaningful one can do in this 21st century without the internet and to a large extent technology.

It has become a highly imperative part of our everyday lives and is used by tons of people on devices ranging from personal computers to smartphones.

Origin of the Internet in Ghana

Ghana became one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa with full Internet connectivity in August 1995. Organizations including British Telecom, Network Computer Systems (NCS), Pipex International, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Communication, and Ghana Telecom were the organizations that made this possible.


Internet Cafes were famous then as they were mostly the surest way to connect to the Internet for a lot of indigenes.

However, after the advent of the in Ghana in 1995, there has been a wide expansion of the national telephone network by Ghana Telecom.

Current state

With the emergence of many Internet providers in Ghana, the Internet is more accessible than before; from the largest Internet providers in Ghana, NCS (Network Computer Systems), to the telecommunication network providers.


Well over half of Ghana’s population is now online, with the latest data showing that over 10 million Ghanaians use the Internet according to an annual report released by global digital agencies.

How the is generally Internet being used

Social media today has become synonymous with the Internet in Ghana even though there are many uses for it. It has become the thought that pops up anytime the internet is mentioned.

The Ghanaian averagely spent three hours, forty-six minutes using the Internet via any device and two hours, 56 minutes using social media via any device all in the survey released by researchers into Internet usage in Ghana.


How can we optimize the Internet for our good?

Between Instagram selfie posts and hilarious videos we watch online, there is a lot of wonderful and great life hack tool on the Internet.

The internet has made the world a global village today. It allows us to communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world, in seconds.

As compared to what existed before its invention, it has made the world simpler and effective in terms of communication and correspondence.

Online learning is already in vogue in developed countries and still growing in developing countries. Various websites provide a platform for online courses. Some offer participants certificate upon successful completion of the course.


The Internet is really huge and has unlimited resources to gain knowledge. So, it mostly depends on what you want to learn. We can also get informed of current world events, news, politics, and government.


The Internet of Things is already making an impact on the way businesses operate and it will only get better as more and more objects and devices become Internet enabled.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh