Author: Beyonce Diamond Kpogli

The Deputy Minister for Communications and Digitalization, Hon. Ama Pomaa Boateng has reiterated that the government has not relented in ensuring no one is left behind in basic ICT training and coding.

She further revealed that the government has so far committed $2.6 million to innovation centers and is targeting to train 3,000 people by 2024.

Again, the Ministry also has an agreement with the Smart Africa Alliance through the Smart Africa Digital Academy to train up to 22,000 people by 2023;

“With Universal Access Fund Administration, we have operations in over 220 Community ICT Centers across rural communities that are used for capacity building, skills training, and business advisory services,” she said.

She, therefore encouraged the private sector players to join the g government in heeding the ITU’s call for pledges for universal connectivity and digital transformation through its partners to connect Digital Coalition with a focus aligned with the theme of this year’s celebration. 

Minister Pomaa Boateng disclosed this at the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day organized by National Communications Authority in Accra today. 

The event was held at the National Communication Authority (NCA) and was on the theme: ‘PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY

Prof. Ezer Osei Yeboah-Boateng, Deputy Director of Techincal Operations NCA, who addressed the gathering on behalf of Mr Joe Anokye, Director General, NCA touched on the Least Development Countries (LDCs).

He indicated that these LDCs are described as low-income countries confronted with severe structural obstructions to sustainable development.

“The LDCs are countries with poor infrastructure and income inequality, irrespective of their per capita gross domestic product. There are forty-six countries in the world that have been declared by the United Nations as LDCs of which Ghana is not listed as an LDC. 

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We, therefore, called for collective responsibility to support LDCs in the journey from potential to cooperative Technology,” he said.

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