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for access and communications spinning of into wider economic generation As discussed building the road opened new trade routes and opportunities for local farmers and and tradesmen and and when Alphamin needed a a a communication network Vodacom installed a a a a a telephone mast in in the area Quickly a a budding telecommunications market sprung up in the villages with airtime vouchers being being sold phones being being rented by the call and electric recharge being purchased There were also a a a number of lifechanging social benefts to the new telephone network If people were sick or or under criminal threat they could quickly make a a a a a a call to Goma for medical or or police aid instead of sending a a a porter which could take up to two weeks and has an an associated cost Another development which changes the the landscape for the the population of Bisie is is the the new bank that Alphamin requested be built in in the village 

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