Minister for Communications commissions two Community ICT Centres

 

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The Communications Minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), yesterday commissioned two Community ICT Centres (CICs) in the Ga West Municipality in Accra

The centres, which are located at Kwashiekuma and Manhean respectively, form part of government's initiative to promote digital access for all citizens in the country. 

Alhaji Zakaria Yahaya Osman, Director for Operations at the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications - GIFEC - who read a welcome speech on behalf of the GIFEC Administrator, Mr. Kofi Asante noted the importance for people to gain digital skills in order to be relevant in the emerging global digital economy.

The Queen Mother, Naa Sarkoa 1, expressed Satisfaction for the CIC and assured the Minister that they will ensure that the center is used for the intened purpose. She however appealed to government to extend the construction of new school facilities to mahean community and the Ga West Community in general.

In her keynote address, the Minister intimated that the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication, GIFEC, was the agency leading the establishment of CICs in the country as well as the refurbishment of all non-functional CICs.

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful re-affirmed the determination of H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s determination that no Ghanaian would be left behind as Ghana leapfrogs the development ladder through digitisation and innovation.

She went on to speak of the benefits of the CIC in helping to promote businesses through online mediums whiles providing the opportunity and facility for residents of both communities to familiarise themselves with the computer, this she believed would contribute in bridging the digital gap.

The Minister pointed out that the use of ICT had become much more important particularly during this COVID-19 era where Social Distancing had become the new normal and it was safer for both children and adults to conduct their social, academic and work lives online. Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful was of the opinion that citizens in unserved and underserved areas deserved the same opportunity as those in the rural areas hence the need for facilities like the CICs where ICT could be brought to the doorsteps of people in those areas.

The Municipal Chief Executive for Ga West, Clement Wikinson was confident that the CICs will help promote businesses online.

Present at the commissioning were officials from the Ministry of Communications, Officials from GIFEC, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Hon. Clement Nii Lamptey Wikinson, the Queen Mother, Naa Sarkoa 1 and the Assembly Member for Manhean, Nicholas Tetteh.