News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 63 on 16 March 2001

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GHANA PITCHES FOR GLOBAL INFORMATION SERVICES BUSINESS

16 March 2001

The offshore information services market is valued at US$30 to $40 billion. Up until recently the countries that were in the running for a piece of that business were not on the African continent. Countries such as India, Russia, Ireland, Israel, Barbados, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and the Far East have made a name for themselves with US companies for the high quality and low cost of their services.The services range from basic data entry to software engineering and the writing of software solutions. Awo A. Quaison-Sackey was an early starter in the outsourcing market and has built…