Handing Over of eCIC at Elmina and Aboso-Central Region

The Deputy Minister for Communications, Hon George Andah officially handed over two Enhanced Community Information Centres (eCICs) to the respective Assemblies in the Central Region on Tuesday 7th November 2017.
The first point of call was at Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrirem Municipality of the Central Region. The Deputy Minister acknowledged the effective collaboration between the Ministry of Communications and the Metropolitan, Municipal and Distric Assemblies in the establishment of the eCICs. He noted that government was keen on positioning Ghana as the ICT hub of the West African sub Region.
The facility will provide opportunity to the unserved and underserved communities in the country for access to ICT.
Hon Andah took the opportunity to sensitize the public on the upcoming National ID card registration exercise by encouraging all to participate in the exercise. He said the National Digital Property Addressing System was the basis upon which the National ID card registration will be done. He explained that without a Digital Address one cannot be registered for the National ID.
On his part, the Municipal Chief Executive of Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrirem Municipal Assembly, Nana Appiah Korang expressed gratitude to the Deputy Minister for the selection of the Assembly to benefit from the project. He urged parents and teachers to monitor their children in the use of ICT in order to mitigate the negative aspects of it.
The next point of call was at Aboso in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region. Hon George Andah said the facility will promote the use of ICT for the country’s transformation and bring government closer to the people. He called on the users to take pride in the facility and generate interest to upgrade their skills in ICT. 
He charged authorities at the Assembly to take good care of the facility for the sustenance of the entire project.
The Member of Parliament for Gomoa Central, Hon Naana Eyiah Quansah called on the youth in the area to take advantage of the facility to equip themselves with lifelong skills. She said, the world has become a global village and the establishment of the facility will afford residents the connection to all parts of the world without difficulty.
The District Chief Executive of the Gomoa East District Assembly, Hon Benjamin Kojo Otoo said they were privileged to have the facility in the District and appealed to citizens to eschew the negative use of ICT like cyber fraud and crime. He further stated that ICT was essential in various fields of work.