Today, Facebook has launched Internet.org App in Ghana. Ghana is the 5th country where internet.org app has been launched by Facebook.  The Internet.org App is now available to Airtel Ghana subscribers.

 

Airtel Ghana

People in Ghana can now use the internet for free to access local services, search for jobs, buy and sell products, and stay connected.

Right now only about 12% of people in Ghana are connected to the internet, but connectivity is already improving people’s lives and communities.

By connecting everyone, we hope to unlock even more opportunities for Ghana and people like Dauda Musa, pictured here.

Dauda runs a mobile money transfer business in Accra, and as the number of people with mobile phones has grown over the past few years, more people are using his service for business or to share money with friends and family.

Ghana is the fifth country we’ve connected through Internet.org — after Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya and Colombia.

Thank you to our community for your support and for pushing to bringInternet.org to more countries as we continue on our path to connect the whole world.

Credit:Internet.org

FREE INTERNETWe just launched the Internet.org app in Tanzania, providing free data access to a set of basic internet services.

Everyone in Tanzania can now use the internet for free to find jobs, access health resources and use services like Facebook and BBC News to stay connected and informed.

This summer, we introduced the Internet.org app in Zambia and the impact we’ve seen is inspiring. An expectant mother using the internet to prepare for her pregnancy. A student using Wikipedia to study for her exams. A man living far from the library being able to download books online.

When people are connected, we can achieve extraordinary things. Today is another small step on our path to connecting the world and making the opportunities of the internet available to everyone.

Through the Internet.org app, Tigo customers will have access to:

  • AccuWeather
  • BabyCenter & MAMA
  • BBC News & BBC Swahili
  • BrighterMonday
  • The Citizen
  • Facebook
  • Facts for Life
  • Girl Effect
  • Messenger
  • Mwananchi
  • Mwanaspoti
  • OLX
  • Shule Direct
  • SuperSport
  • Tanzania Today
  • Wikipedia

Source: http://newsroom.fb.com/