The Lordina Foundation, has facilitated the construction of an Ultramodern Community Information Centre (ICT) for the Kintampo community and its environs at Ampoma, in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The state-of-the-art facility, equipped with the latest technology is expected to serve as an ICT Hub for the community and afford schools in the area access the ICT lab as well as Internet facilities.
The centre, built by Huawei Technologies Ghana Ltd as part of their corporate social responsibility, is to provide ICT skills training for the Youth of this community. The centre has a 20-seater capacity, a reception area, manager’s office and one other room for training purposes.
Commissioning the centre, the First Lady, Mrs. Lordina Mahama, said the centre would help to bridge the digital gap in the country as ICT was not
just for urban residents.
According to her some few months ago she visited Ampoma where she donated medical equipment and supplies to the health centre and took the opportunity to distribute sandals and school bags to the school children in Ampoma and its environs.
She said technology was evolving at a very fast pace, and with its continuous self-integration into various facets of daily lives, it was vital that governance, the most important aspect of national live, must not be left behind.
She said recognizing the importance of the nation’s economic development through ICT, the Ministry of Communications, is building similar ICT centres in all districts throughout the country and the government, through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has
also equipped all the ICT Laboratories of all the recently commissioned Community Day Schools with computers.
Mrs. Mahama, said government was also constructing a Business Process Outsourcing Centre near the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange to create more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs for our youth
“Government will always welcome the support of all development partners and our various stakeholders to join us as we embark on this journey, which we believe will be a major contributor to the growth of our economy, and the creation of more employment opportunities for our youth”, she said.
“At this juncture, I wish to commend Huawei, also a partner in the on-going e-Government Capacity Building implementation.”
She urged the private sector to partner with government and to invest in ICT development and innovations as this would increase productivity and profitability and at the same time enhance the quality of labour the private sector desperately needs.
The First Lady advised the people to ensure regular maintenance of the beautiful building, so that it will outlive this present generation.