Neneh Macdouall-Gaye, Secretary of State for Communications and Information Technology, alongside Dr Patrick Chang, Taiwanese Ambassador to The Gambia, on Thursday, inspected the new Computer Repairing and Maintenance Centre at the Department of State for Communication and Information Technology (DoCIT) in Kanifing.

The realisation of the centre is a product of discussion between the DoCIT and the Taiwanese Embassy in The Gambia. This centre seeks to lay solid foundation for the realisation of Vision 2020 Silicon initiative that aims at transforming The Gambia into a hi-tech-giant and superpower on the face of Africa. The establishment of the centre is also in line with the National Information and Communication Infrastructure (NICI) policy.

River Huang, a Taiwanese computer expert, arrived in the country recently to kick start the operation of the centre, alongside Gambian IT specialists at DoCIT.

Speaking to the press shortly after the inspection, Secretary of State Macdouall-Gaye described the centre as an excellent initiative. She said the centre will be of vital importance when Vision 2020 Silicon Valley initiative takes off. She disclosed that 12 Gambians will be enrolled at a time for a three-month -long training at the centre, saying they will map out strategies for the enrolment process.

The Daily Observer