The Minister for Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on behalf of the Government of Ghana (GoG) will be cutting sod for the construction of 30 community ICT centres (CICs) at Asuom in the Kwaebibirem Municipality.
The lawyer, women’s rights activist, and Ghanaian parliamentarian representing Ablekuma West constituency’s sod cutting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 2020 at 10 am.
The construction of 30 community ICT centres forms part of Akufo-Addo’s led government vision to improve the quality of education in Ghana.
The Corporate Affairs Office of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) in a statement said the new centres would increase the current 241 centres in some other districts.
It added that the Community Information Centre would serve as a non-profit community resource centre purposeful to provide business services and community-tailored development information to the communities within which they are located.
It would doubles as a hybrid profit-making tele-centre, the statement said.
“The centres also provide online access to ministries, departments, and agencies, other public and private institutions as well as educational institutions,” it said.
GIFEC would equip and manage the centres.
GIFEC, an agency under the Ministry of Communications, is mandated to facilitate the provision of universal access to all persons through the use of affordable ICTs for socio-economic development.
Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has been the Minister of Communications for Ghana since the assumption of power by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in January 2017.