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Ghana Digital Centres Ltd in talks with UK firm for digital skills training

BY: GraphicOnline
Ghana Digital Centres Ltd in talks with UK firm for digital skills training

The Ghana Digital Centres Limited (GDCL) and a UK based firm, Crossword Cybersecurity PLC are in the process of concluding a partnership aimed at enhancing the creation of an enabling environment for digitisation in the country.

The proposed partnership seeks to create an enabling environment for Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO), facilitate digital transformation underpinned by cyber security and to create jobs and employment avenues for the youth in Ghana.

At the maiden meeting held last Monday (March 14, 2022) in London, the UK based firm, which is a technology commercialisation, cyber security consulting and SOC monitoring & threat intelligence company, expressed readiness to use its vast experience across multiple continents to train Ghanaians in digital skills in cybersecurity.

Cybersecurity

The Division Managing Director of the Crossword Cybersecurity PLC, Jon O’Brien praised Ghana’s efforts at prioritising cyber security in our digital transformation agenda.

He indicated his companies’ excitement at the initiative of the GDCL and affirmed their preparedness to work with the company and the country as a whole.

Mr O’Brien added that all expertise and resources needed to achieve the targets set would be made available to the GDCL.

Commitment

The CEO of GDCL, Mr Kwadwo Baah Agyeman expressed appreciation to the Crossword Cybersecurity for their readiness to help move the country to an advanced stage in cybersecurity.

He affirmed his outfit’s commitment to the partnership, stressing that the GDCL would play its part in ensuring that the objectives of the partnership were achieved.

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, he said, was also committed to ensuring that the Ghanaian youth were equipped with the necessary skills in cybersecurity, as well as the desired jobs.