As part of the 2022 Women in Tech programme, 500 traders at a Financial Technology workshop have been assisted to be up to speed with advanced technologies and enable them transform their businesses digitally to suit current market trends.
The training which was focused on helping female entrepreneurs and traders adopt technology in their businesses and career also sought to provide the platform to motivate and mentor them to advance their digital skills capacity.
This year’s training by Huawei Ghana for the traders was in partnership with the Rebecca Foundation.
Traders at Bantama, Nhyiaeso, Tepa, Anyinam, Nkwakaw, Amasaman, Anyaa Sowutwom, Dome Kwabenya, Okaikwei South and Bortianor benefited from it.
As part of the Financial Technology training, the traders were taken through courses in areas of Digital Payments Systems, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security and Privacy Protection.
Speaking during the training, the Minister for Works and Housing Francis Asenso-Boakye thanked Huawei and the Rebecca Foundation for engaging traders in the Bantama Constituency.
The initiative, according to him, will help boost the digital literacy of beneficiaries and give them the opportunity to actively participate and realize the benefits of the digital economy.
“As a member of parliament, I remain committed to such partnerships aimed at equipping and empowering more females in Bantama with the needed skills to take up active roles in the technology ecosystem.”
The District Chief Executive for Anyinam, Kwabena Panin Nkansah commended Huawei for involving traders in the Eastern region in the training.
He encouraged the traders to take the training seriously as it will go a long way to improve their digital skills capacity, enhance their innovative capabilities and position them advantageously amidst fierce competition in the trading sector.
The Director of Government and Public Affairs at Huawei Ghana, Mrs. Jenny Zhou said the Women in Tech initiative, comes as part of Huawei’s effort to contribute its quota towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development (UN SDG) Goal 5, which focuses on achieving gender equality by empowering more women and girls.
So far, about 25,000 females have benefited from the training this year bring the total number of beneficiaries to 75,000 in a space of two years.