Ghana to create Community Information Centers in all 230 constituencies

The Ghana Government is constructing Community Information Centers in all the 230 Constituencies and ten Regional Innovation Centers to provide access to information and also to serve as learning centres for the citizenry.”The initiative seeks to demystify Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the rural and less served areas of the country.”

This was disclosed by Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister of Communications, at the inauguration of an Information Access Center (IAC) at the University of Ghana, Accra.The facility, estimated to cost $400,000, was funded by the Korean government, and facilitated by the Government of Ghana.He said many developed countries had made ICT the bedrock of their development, adding that, Ghana also believed that one pre-requisite to achieving “our development goals,” was the use of ICT in all areas of national growth.The Deputy Minister said as an active member of the World Summit on the Information Society, the Government of Ghana was challenged to facilitate the provision of ICT access centers, and bridge the digital divide between rural and urban communities.

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