BY OJO SAMSON AYOMIDE
Ghana’s internet penetration rate stood at 53.0% of the total population at the start of 2022, as 16.99 million internet users were recorded in January 2022.
According to the Digital 2023 Global Overview Report, internet users in Ghana increased by 350,000 (+2.1 percent) between 2021 and 2022.
The report further revealed that 15.07 million people in Ghana did not use the internet at the start of 2022, meaning that 47.0% of the population remained offline at the beginning of the year.
Ghana’s total population stood at 32.06 million in January 2022.
The report, however, said “issues relating to COVID-19 continue to impact research into internet adoption, so actual internet user figures may be higher than the published numbers suggest”.
Social media users stood at 8.80m in January 2022
Meanwhile, the report stated that there were 8.80 million social media users in Ghana in January 2022.
The number of social media users in Ghana at the start of 2022 was equivalent to 27.4% of the total population.
But the report said it’s important to note that social media users may not represent unique individuals.