Internet outages will not jeopardise the December elections, says Joe Anokye.

Dr. Anokye addressed concerns voiced by certain people about the possibility of electoral meddling owing to internet interruptions.

Dr. Anokye disputed rumours that the government intended to impair internet services on December 7 as unfounded.

He asserted, “That is completely not true if you understand how elections work, infact I believe one official of the EC even addressed this that on election day everything they do is manual. So there is no truth to that, the government won’t do that.”

Additionally, Dr. Anokye provided light on the difficulties in pinpointing the source of recent cuts in undersea fibre optic cables, which are critical for internet connectivity in Ghana. He explained that the large distances between the four subsea cables made it extremely difficult to determine the source of the cuts.

“These 4 cables in Ivory Coast, Cote D’Ivoire, ACE, one of them is called Ace. That’s the one closer. it’s about 118km or so. Between that cable and the next cable is about 11 kilometres and just to put it in context, you know, 11 kilometres is from, like, you know, the general post office to Accra Mall.”

“The distance between that cable SAT-3 and the next cable, which is the main one, is allegedly to be about 67 kilometres, which is like from Accra Mall to Suhum. And all 3 were compromised. The distance between Main One and WACS, it’s also 77 kilometres. This is Suhum to Nkawkaw. So it is very difficult to determine exactly what happened,” he stated.

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