Since its establishment, the Accra Digital Centre has boosted job creation with a little over 5000 direct and indirect jobs created so far, Minister of Communication and Digitilisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said.
She said this at the 5th Anniversary of the Ghana Digital Centre Limited and the official launch of the Tertiary Digital Innovation Programme (TDIP).
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said the Accra Digital Centre initiative was started during President Kufuor’s government. “His government sowed the seed, President Mills-Mahama administration watered it and the Akufo Addo-Bawumia administration is nurturing it.”
She noted that the centre has enhanced the drive for knowledge-led socio-economic growth as well as Information, Communication Technology skills for self-sufficiency.
She disclosed that about 15,000 people have acquired various forms of digital skills training at the centre.
She noted that the centre is one of the key government institutions in the digital transformation agenda and its ability to provide the needed support for innovation is a critical factor in the success of the agenda.
She encouraged industry to also support the centre; from the banking and financial services sector to the telecommunications and manufacturing.
She advised industry to work with the centre to design and deliver tailored digital training for their staff as the centre will increase their uptake of technology to enhance their service delivery.
The Ghana Digital Centres was incorporated to manage existing and planned technology hubs and innovation centres to stimulate and grow the start up ecosystem.