Prez. John Dramani Mahama has inaugurated an $8.3 million Accra Digital centre with a call on Ghanaians to accept reforms in all sectors of development. The Accra Digital Centre with the promise of generating some 10,000 jobs at full capacity for the country’s youth.
The Accra Digital Centre project, started in 2011 and financed by the World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation, is a collection of 12 old warehouses of the Public Works Department, which have been renovated with each of the buildings occupying 735 square metres. It makes a total of 8,820 square metres.
Among other things, the centre will facilitate the consolidation and aggregation of all the Government’s key ICT infrastructure in secure, highly available and resilient facilities. It will also provide data for both public and private institutions.
The President used this opportunity to highlight some of the successes attained by his government in the I.T sector.
“This is what I mean when I say we are changing lives and transforming Ghana,” he said.
According to him, some 69 companies have already signed up to use the facility.
The president took the opportunity to launch “digital jobs for digital youth,” a vehicle he said will create more jobs for youth in the ICT sector.
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