Ghana opens digital center to provide data for institutions

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama has opened the Accra Digital Center, an ultra-modern multi-million dollar project expected to significantly change the face of the country's digital landscape.

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Tigo Ghana Digital Support Center
Tigo Ghana Digital Support Center

The center, among other functions, will serve as a hub for access to information on all businesses in Ghana and make available the needed facilities for individuals to develop softwares and applications to help in everyday activities.

President Mahama said on Wednesday night that the multi-million dollar facility is expected to provide over 10,000 jobs for the youth and accelerate government’s action in fostering the growth of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

“The Accra digital center is a major step in putting Ghana on the map as a credible, bona fide destination for local and global IT and outsourcing companies,” he said.

The 8.3 million U.S. dollars centre, funded jointly by the Ghanaian government, Rockefeller Foundation and the World Bank, is the largest digital park in West Africa.

The Rockefeller Foundation and the World Bank jointly contributed 3.8 million U.S. dollars.

The World Bank Country Director, Henry Kerali, highly praised Ghana for the successful completion of the project which he described as a critical initiative for economic growth. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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