CAMFED-Ghana Builds 3 ICT Centers

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A non-governmental organization in Ghana, CAMFED, The Campaign for Female Education is currently building three ultra modern Information Communication Technology centers in some selected districts of the Northern region of Ghana with financial backing from the Google Cooperate Giving Council.

This project is aimed at Nanumba North (Bimbilla), Mamprusi East (Gambaga) and Gushegu districts in the Northern region. The Bimbila ICT centre has already been completed and commissioned with the organization promising to commission the remaining two in the coming months.

The Deputy Minister for Communication, Ernest Atokwei Armah spoke at the official launch where he encouraged students in the area to take advantage of the centre and enhance their knowledge in ICT.“Every child everywhere in this world is expected to get a very good background in ICT: so to speak a child in Accra, Bimbilla or anywhere in Ghana should know what ICT is, so they will be able to chat and communicate,” he said. The deputy communications minister emphasized on the need for farmers and businessmen in Bimbilla township and its environs to patronize the centre, seeing that as the best means of making online transactions. He further stated: “ICT can allow our farmers in this particular community to communicate with the outside world to know the good price for their commodities so they will know exactly when their commodities are being needed and the good price to have for them.”