Minister for Communications Launch’s Ms. Geek Ghana 2020

The Ministry of Communications in collaboration with its Agencies on 6th May, 2020 launched Ms. Geek Ghana 2020 competition at the Press Room of the Ministry of Information.

Addressing attendees to the launch, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), Minister for Communications, spoke of the need for more young girls to be encouraged and motivated to take up academic courses and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). She went on to reaffirm the aim of the Ministry of Communications to encourage young people and in this case young ladies to focus their attention on courses that would prepare them for the industrial era that is gradually taking over the world as well as contribute to bridging the gender digital divide.

Mr. Owusu-Ekuful expressed her anticipation that this year’s Ms. Geek Ghana competition would yield more entries than 2019 since all pupils and students were presently at home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. She advised Ghana’s young ladies aged between 13 and 21 years to take advantage of this period to develop ICT enabled concepts that would solve everyday community issues particularly situations being experienced by Ghanaians during this crisis period.

The Minister was hopeful that the winner of this year’s competition would have the opportunity to represent Ghana at next year’s Ms. Geek Africa as Ms. Geek Ghana 2019, Ms. Selasie Dome Kuwornu is slated to represent Ghana at this year’s Ms. Geek Africa when it is organized.

In attendance at the launch were the two Communications Deputy Ministers – Hon. George Andah (MP) and Hon. Alexander Kom Abban (MP) –, the Chief Director and Heads of agencies under the Ministry of Communications and representatives from media houses.

Ms. Geek Ghana is a competition adopted from Miss Geek Africa. The international event is an entrepreneurship competition that originated as Miss Geek Rwanda in 2014 but was renamed Miss Geek Africa in 2017 and has expanded to 22 countries in Africa. Girls and women between the ages of 13 and 21 years submit apps that solve problems through technological innovations. The top three competitors receive cash prizes and business training, and the winner also receives financial backing.

Interested young GHANAIAN ladies aged between 13 and 21 years should follow the following guidelines:

  1. visit the Ministry of Communications’ website, www.moc.gov.gh,
  2. download the form for Ms. Geek Ghana,
  3. complete the form
  4. submit filled forms to msgeek@moc.gov.gh
  5. Or send via post to the following postal address:

Ms. Geek Ghana 2020

Ministry of Communications

P.O. Box M38,

Ministries, Accra