GIFEC to set up 200 ICT labs across Ghana – CEO, Prince Ofosu Sefah affirms
The Administrator (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), Mr Prince Ofosu Sefah, has hinted that 200 more ICT labs will be established this year, as part of its Cyber labs Programme.
He said this when he was speaking exclusively to Skyy News in Takoradi as part of a working visit to the Western Region on Friday, July 2, 2022, indicating that equipment will soon be deployed to the new CICs for their operationalization in which the western region will be having about 80 ICT labs under the Cyber labs programme.
The administrator for GIFEC, Prince Ofosu Sefah also mentioned that as part of GIFEC’s ICT Capacity Building and Skills Development Programme, some of the CICs will facilitate the training of over 10,000 citizens this year to facilitate a wide knowledge base of the citizenry in ICT and the programme.
He said is a conscious effort not to leave the rural flocks behind reiterating the need to establish Municipal/District multi-stakeholder Management Committees to manage and maintain the ICT centres, to continue to benefit the people in the various communities.
Mr Prince Ofosu Sefah however inspected select Cyber labs, Community ICT Centres (CICs) and Rural Telephony Sites as well as newly-constructed Community ICT Centres (CICs), new Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Cell Sites and an existing Cyberlab at Manso Amenfi and Amuni all in the western region and also engaged key stakeholders of the Fund in Western Region.