Minister for Communications commissions ICT Laboratory Centre at Dansoman in the Ablekumah West Municipality

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday, 12th June, 2020, commissioned an ICT Laboratory at New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI) in Dansoman in the Ablekuma West Municipality.

The ICT Center forms part of the broader vision of the President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo's initiative to intensify ICT education in the country as well as encourage the youth to participate in the technology world.

The Centre is meant to train and make ICT skills and technology common to everyone, leaving no one behind.

The Manageress of the Institution, Madam Rita Gyening, in an address,  explained that, the existing ICT Laboratory Centre became active when Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) donated 20 pieces of computer in 2010.

According to her, the institution received 15 pieces of computers, a printer and a projector which will help residents live in a technology dominated environment.

Madam Gyening, gave assurance that, the equipment will be put to good use to serve the purpose of which they were donated.

In a keynote address, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, stated that, capacity building is the most important component of digitization and the need to equip institutions with the requisite tools to train students to gain the required knowledge  relevant to technology in the society.

She called on the public to make the use of technology a necessity and  utilize the skills in the various programmes. She therefore advised trainees and the public to observe the safety protocols whenever they visit the centre to avoid the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.

Also present at the ceremony were the Municipal Chief Executive of Ablekuma West, Hon. George Bray, Assembly woman, Madam Akua Amankwa, the Chief Director of Ministry of Communications, Mrs. Magdalene Apenteng, Director of Operations at GIFEC, Alhaji Zakaria Yahaya Osman as well as some officials from the Ministry of Communications and GIFEC.