5G Technology has been in the news for the right and wrong reasons. During the inception of the Corona Virus disease in the fall of 2019, several experts opined that the testing of 5G technology was why many people were losing their lives as its high radiation effects may have triggered something in the universe which has made humans susceptible to new variants of the SARS virus.

Former Minister of Communications and Minister Designate for Communications, Ursula Owusu has cleared the air with regards to whether Ghana is close to activating 5G in the country and it looks like the country is far away from this.

This is because there are several stakeholders that need to be consulted so as not to expose citizens to the high radiation effects posed by the technology.

Countries in which 5G is available are China, South Korea, Japan, Turkey, Sweden, Estonia and the United States of America.

Inasmuch as the technology poses serious threat to the lives of citizens in developing economies, appropriate measures must be taking to lessen the effects of the technology’s high radiation. As per a research paper by “Informa Tech” the technology could be responsible for the creation of 22.3 million jobs and can add a whopping $13.2 trillion of global economic output by the year 2035.

As Ghana faces unemployment crisis year in and year out, 5G technology may be what the country needs to get most of its citizens in the labour force.





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