Liberia: Orange to invest nearly $15M in 2018 in the country
(Ecofin Agency) - In 2018, Orange Liberia plans to make close to US$15 million worth of investments in the country. This will help improve populations’ digital inclusion through the construction of new telecom sites in the country’s most remote areas. According to Mamadou Coulibaly (picture), CEO Orange Liberia who disclosed the news, the investment aims at pushing the nation among the countries with the most flourishing telecom industry in West Africa.
The executive was expressing himself on Nov. 30, 2017, on the sidelines of the official opening ceremony of the 2017 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) conference held at the Liberian Marketplace in Monrovia. Besides broadband, Mamadou Coulibaly indicated that Orange’s investment, will also provide better quality services to MSMEs, such as Mobile Money. Indeed, the firm explained that with its mobile money service, MSMEs will be able to pay their employees’ wages, their suppliers and their taxes, starting from December. They will also be able to cash-in their clients’ payments.
According to M. Coulibaly, the investment announced for 2018 will reinforce the growth bases already established by Orange in Liberia. “We are confident that the foundation for growth has been set and it is our hope that Liberia will build on these gains to ensure that in the near future, it will lead to a large and robust middle class,” he added.