An Information Communications Technology Center equipped with modern digital technologies has been commissioned at Suhum in the Eastern Region.
This is one of several ICT centers to be established in the Eastern Region by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), an agency under the Ministry for Communications and Digitalization, to bridge the knowledge and information technology gap in rural communities and empower the youth to be equipped with digital technology skills.
Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful also commissioned completed ICT projects at Oda-Awisa in the Birim Central district and Akyem Asuom in the Kwaebibrim district in the Eastern Region.
Speaking at the commissioning at Suhum, Hon. Ursula Owusu said that the ICT centers will help improve teaching and learning in the various communities in the region, as the government is focused on utilizing technology to facilitate learning in the various communities.
She stressed the need for Ghana to take advantage of its youthful population and give them the right digital skills, adding that the ICT centers will also introduce students to best practices in digital citizenship, as the digital divide is not just about connectivity.
She entreated the community to put the facility to good use and ensure that it was maintained properly.
The Eastern Regional Minister, Seth Kwame Acheampong, reiterated that the edifice attested to the numerous infrastructural developments going on in the country, especially in Suhum.
The CEO of GIFEC, Prince Ofosu Sefah, said the facilities formed part of the Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project, which seeks to connect deprived communities to telecommunication services.
This is in line with the government’s digitalization agenda to create a strong digital economy throughout the country.
The MP for Suhum, Hon. Kwadjo Asante, commended the government for the construction of the public ICT center that will equip the youth and prepare them for the future.
The Chief of Ayekokye, Barima Ayekokye Tienor, who is the chairman of the management committee of the facility, said the center would be put to good use for the benefit of the community.