Just before the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck, just over half of the world’s population approximately (51%) had access to the internet compared with just 30% in Western and Central Africa. With the strict lockdown implemented during the pandemic, many services were only available to people across the region through the internet.
It is impossible these days to drive around the cities of Gabon without noticing the large billboards promoting internet access at rates that were unimaginable only a few years ago.
This is a wonderful development for Alphonse, a young, 34-year old public-sector professional. WhatsApp, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram are all applications that this ultra-connected young man uses on his telephone for both work and pleasure.
The Government of the Republic of Liberia has received financing from the World Bank toward the costof the Ebola Emergency Response Project (EERP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services (Technical Assistance to Department of Health Services) for the Ministry of Health.
Deadline: 18 September, 2015