By Enock Akonnor email@example.com
The Chief Executive Officer for Ghana Investment Fund For Electronic Communication (GIFEC), Mr. Prince Ofori Sefah has assured that his outfit will from next year 2024 do more of the construction of Community ICT centers across the country.
He has informed that since H.E Nana Addo Danqua Akuffo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana assumed power, GIFEC has been able to set up 1,300 of such facilities nationwide, with Ashanti region, having 305.
The move is a component of GIFEC’s Cyber Laboratory Program, dubbed: “Community Initiative ICT Center”.
It is focused at establishing Community ICT centers within designated locations to provide community-wide access to full-service information and communication technology, at publicly available locations.
The Centers function as information hubs, providing connectivity to ministries, departments and agencies, private businesses and educational institutions, individuals in beneficial rural communities, as well as access to e-Government Services.
Addressing the media on the sidelines of the commissioning of “Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo Community Library and Technology Hub” at Bantama-Kumasi by H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, he mentioned that his outfit is determined to finish hard on its delivery regardless of the global hardship.
He added that GIFEC officials want Ghanaians to know that they are not weary of delivering their mandate satisfactorily.
“We will continue with the good work”, he assured.
The CEO announced that, monetary investment by government into GIFEC has been unprecedented since H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo assumed office.
He said that before Nana Addo became President, GIFEC could errect just 10 telecommunication masts annually.
The number he indicated has jumped to 300 annually since Nana Addo became President.
Under GIFEC’s ICT Capacity Building and Skills Development Programme, Mr. Prince Ofosu Sefah said his outfit is anticipating training 20,000 people between years 2020 and 2024.
He further explained that 30% of the total number will cover persons with special needs.