“Ghana continues to be the preferred destination for many businesses, especially in the tech space, and our digital innovations are being studied for adoption across the region, with many countries coming here on study tours to learn from our experiences.
“This is all down to the government’s commitment to the sector and I will do my best to ensure sustainable growth in the industry. We will continue to work with key industry players to develop and implement policies that will grow the industry.
These were the words of Ms. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Ghanaian Minister for Communications and Digitalization.
She was speaking at the Huawei ICT job fair organized to provide students with the opportunity to prepare for their future career in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).
She explained that Ghana’s digitization program, launched at the start of the Akufo-Addo administration, has borne fruit, with the successful implementation of numerous ICT innovation centers across the country.
She said these centers have helped shape the country’s digitization agenda and, more importantly, teach and educate neighboring countries on ways to profit from this digitization process as well.
“The government of HE Nana Akufo Addo will go down in history as the most digitally conscious government of all time in our country. All the steps taken so far have been carefully designed to create the sustainable foundation for our digital economy.
Shedding light on the aggressive digitization agenda being pursued by the government, the Ablekuma West legislator said the provision of ICT infrastructure and capacity development programs should provide digital training and youth upgrading for the equip for the future.
“This government has a vision to nurture young entrepreneurs while creating an enabling environment for a thriving ICT sector to enable organizations to take on more graduates with the required skills. That is why we are here today and I must congratulate Huawei and all your partners for organizing the ICT job fair.
She added, “Job creation and entrepreneurship continue to be an integral part of our digital transformation agenda and we have rolled out several programs and initiatives to support and help ICT organizations grow rapidly.
“I am pleased to note that we have set up Ghana Digital Transformation Centers across the country to provide practical ICT skills, create and promote employment and provide entrepreneurship opportunities especially in our areas. rural.
“This is done in 40 community ICT centers set up by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to develop and provide a wide range of services, especially to rural communities.
“It is important to note that job creation and entrepreneurship in ICT remain key economic drivers and the government stands ready to partner with global ICT organizations like Huawei and local private sector organizations to encourage and engage local expertise as we have done.”
In attendance were the Minister of Education, Hon. John Ntim Fodjour, Deputy Minister of Employment and Labor Relations, Hon. Bright Wereko Brobbey, Huawei Regional President for Southern Africa – Mr. Chen, Managing Director of Huawei Ghana, Mr. Tommy Zhou and many more.
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