The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Friday commissioned a new Information Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory at New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI), Dansoman, in the Ablekuma West municipality.
The provision of the ICT centre forms part of the broader vision of President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo’s initiative to intensify ICT education in the country as well as encourage the youth to participate in the technology world.
The head of the institution, Rita Gyening, explained that the existing ICT laboratory centre became active when the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) donated 20 pieces of computers to them in 2010.
She added that the facility recently also received 15 pieces of computers, a printer and a projector, which have all come to help residents live in a technology dominated environment.
Ms Gyening gave the assurance that the facility would be put to good use for the benefit of the community.
The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, stated that capacity building is the most important component of digitization. She said there is therefore the need to equip institutions with the requisite tools to train students to gain the required knowledge relevant to technology.
She called on the public to make the use of technology a necessity and utilise the skills in the various programmes they will learn from the facility.
She took the opportunity to advise trainees who will be visiting the centre and the public to observe the safety protocols whenever they visit there to avoid the spread of the novel Covid-19 pandemic.