Friday, 17 September

E/R: Ursula opens ICT centre, library at Akim-Bieni

Ursula Owusu-Ekuful cutting the ribbon

The Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Monday, 26th July 2021, opened a community library and an ICT centre at Akim Bieni in the Eastern Region.

The ICT centre was donated by the Education for Development Foundation, (E4D), a private initiative by the National Cyber Security Advisor, Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako.

The centre, which was named after one Janet Brako, the mother of the founder, is expected to train and make ICT skills and technology accessible to everyone and serve the people of Achiase community and its environs.

Speaking at the event, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said the ultimate aim of the facility is to prepare the community for the digitalisation revolution that is sweeping across the world, as the nation seeks to position itself as the technological hub and computational thinking of Africa.

She charged the schoolchildren not to waste the investment.

She also advised the pupils and the public to observe the COVID-19 safety protocols whenever they visit the centre to avoid the spread of the coronavirus and charged them to practice the culture of maintenance so that the integrity of the edifice will be maintained for the benefit of other generations to come.

The founder of the initiative, Dr. Albert Antwi Boasiako showed his appreciation to the people of Bieni and Kotoku for having a stake in his upbringing, hence his motivation to give back to society.

For his part, the deputy minister for Education, Rev John Ntim Fordjour revealed that teaching in the country will soon change its style from manual to ICT with 60 per cent of the programs being scientific and 40 per cent being humanity.