The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) and the Digital Transformation Center by GIZ Ghana signed a Memorandum of Understanding today.
The agreement is intended to achieve an inclusive digital economy and society.
Under this shared vision, every citizen, notably women and young people is targeted to have the opportunity to participate in the digital world.
The Digital Transformation Agenda of government, therefore, aims at harnessing the power of technology to transform the economy and ensure that everyone enjoys the benefits associated with digitalization, and no one is left behind. This calls for equipping young people as well as motivating individuals across the digital divide with the digital skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.
Employment creation through direct jobs and entrepreneurship is part of the focus of the transformation agenda and I am happy to note that the goal of the Digital Transformation Center Ghana is to improve the preconditions for using digital transformation to create and promote more and better-resourced employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, specifically in rural areas.
The collaboration focuses on areas such as capacity building and skills development and support for policy formulation and implementation. This includes for example the support of 40 Community ICT Centers established by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to develop and provide a broad range of services, specifically to rural communities.
According to the Minister, She looks forward to the successful implementation of the MOU.
“I am confident that all parties will play their respective roles as defined in the MOU.” – Ursula Owusu