May 22, 2024

The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Mr. Prince Ofosu Sefa, says his outfit through the government will extend Mobile Telephony Networks to all underserved communities within the country.

Mr. Sefa,  revealed that his outfit is mandated in training individuals on programs focused on modern technologies and Information Communication Technology (ICT).

According to him, GIFEC aims to enhance the capacity, skills, and knowledge of individuals in ICT, equipping them with the tools and resources needed to thrive in the digital age and contribute to Ghana’s technological development and innovation ecosystem.

He explained that the NPP led government is committed to extending Telecommunication Networks to all rural or underserved Communities in Ghana in order to promote effective communication and also make Dr. Mahamudu Bawumiah’s Digitalization Agenda a success.

“At GIFEC, we train individuals on I C T, so that everybody will know how to maneuver themselves around technology being it computers or Mobile phones, under the Nana Addo Dankwa and Bawumia government, through our sector minister Ursula Owusu Akuffo, we have conducted a lot of these capacity building trainings which is unprecedented under any government. He said.

Mr. Prince Ofosu Sefa, further explained that, the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications has trained over 1,000 individuals since 2020. He said under the Digital Transformation Center Project (DTC),  they have trained some 450 visually impaired individuals across the country through ICBBI.

“We have trained about 1,017 individuals under the Digital Transformation Center Project (DTC), we have collaborated with International Telecommunications Union, to conduct this training and we started in 2020 and hope to train some 1,020 individuals this season under the DTC project.
“We have a special training for visually impaired under the Digital Transformation Center Project which is the ICBBI of which we have trained 450 visually impaired individuals across the country under the ICBBI.” Mr. Prince Ofosu Sefa

Mr. Prince Ofosu Sefa says the government’s commitment to training individuals on modern technologies underscores the importance of investing in human capital, fostering digital literacy, and promoting lifelong learning in the ICT sector. By providing access to training, workshops, and resources, GIFEC seeks to empower individuals to leverage digital tools, platforms, and solutions to address societal challenges, drive economic growth, and create opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship, and social advancement.

Source: / Nana Kwadwo Adu (ASTA 103.9 FM / Winners 98.5 FM)