AITI-KACE and GIFEC Youth Mobile Applications Programme

The Ghana-Indian Kofi-Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) in collaboration with Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) launched the Ghana Youth Mobile Application Programme on May 26 in Accra. The Youth Application is an initiative by the AITI-KACE to equip the youth, especially the less privileged in the country with the skills in generating mobile apps.

The Deputy Minister for Communications, Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei addressing the event, said Government has a key mandate to make the youth part of the ICT enabled production and not just consumers. He further stated that Government does not want anyone to be left out in the digital revolution. He assured the students that Government is committed to providing an enabling environment, infrastructure, space and connectivity through Community Information Centres. He said “we live in a smart world and that every aspect of our lives is driven by technology as it gives the youth an equal measure of job opportunities and careers to make life better and for that government is determined to make the country digitally literate. He reiterated the revival of the 270 Community Information Centres and Digital Centre in Accra to give opportunity to the youth, especially those from the rural areas to be exposed to the technological space.

Mr. Philip Prempeh, the Business Development Manager of (GIFEC) commended KACE  for the initiative and added that the current global trends showed that one of the most credible alternatives to grow any economy is the ICT sector which sustainably empowers  the youth and creates more innovations,  therefore enhancing productivity. He finally said GIFEC would be supporting various ICT programmes to train market women, artisans and graduates, all in a bid to draw them closer to the technological world.