Japan Ambassador to Ghana calls on Minister for Communications and Digitalisation

The Japan Ambassador to Ghana, H.E. Tsutomu Himeno, on Wednesday June 2, 2021 paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP), to congratulate her on her re-appointment.

The call was to discuss digital network capabilities and how the minister will improve cooperation between Ghana and Japanese companies in digitalisation.

H.E Tsutomu Himeno noted that since digitalization is important in facilitating transaction of businesses in the daily lives of the Japanese, he is counting on the Minister to support Japanese companies who are moving to the country to deepen digital transactions.

 The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful expressed appreciation to the Government of Japan for the immense support and cooperation it had provided in digital and technology field. “The Ministry wants to learn from the Japan experience in terms of ICT, technology and digital skills,” she said.

According to Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful, digital acquisition is what the country needs and to accomplish that, the minister indicated that the ministry is building a network of community ICT Centers to help school children and people to acquire the needed skills.

She believes that there is opportunity for Japanese companies to engage Ghana in ICT sector.  Ghana wants to be the place where investors from various countries would come and build ICT infrastructure to enhance growth in the economy. |” We want Japan to look at Ghana again, and we are willing to work and support the companies to help develop digital infrastructure in our country,” she stressed.

In attendance attended the Head of Economic Development Cooperation, Mr. Sonoda Shohei and some staff from the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation.