Women in Technology Call on Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has made a commitment to introduce “coding” into the educational curriculum in basic schools in the country. She said, she was in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to integrate the teaching of coding into the educational curriculum from basic school in order to demystify the myths surrounding the use of technology. “I want to put a device in the hands of every child to give them the confidence in the use of technology”, she noted.
The Hon Minister indicated that she was very much interested in the development of women and children and therefore was ready to collaborate with the group to ensure women are not left behind in technology. She said, the Ministry has a girls’ in ICT program which is celebrated every year. She would follow up on the training received by the girls to ensure that they put all that they learn into good use. 
She hinted on the opening of ICT clinics to introduce women to the use of basic technology in their fields of work. Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful assured the leadership of the group of her utmost support to sensitize women and children across the country on the enormous benefits of technology.
She noted that, 70% of all software developments in China come from women. It is therefore important to replicate this great achievement in this country. She called on the leadership of the group to work closely with her to achieve the aims of the group.
Mrs. Ethel Cofie, founder of ” Women in Tech Africa” expressed her appreciation to the Minister for a concerted effort to reach out to women in Ghana. She said her outfit’s aim was to grow girls in technology so that they become role models to others. She noted that Digitization and Technology was very important but more important to include women in that drive. Children when given the opportunity to practice technology would be able to compete with other children globally. There was a need to start grooming them early to bring out the talents in them, she stated.