The Vice President of the World Bank responsible for Africa, Dr Hafez Ghanem has visited the Accra Digital Centre as part of his three-day official visit to Ghana
The visit to Ghana has seen Dr Hafez Ghanem have meetings with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Senior Minister, Minister of Communications, Minister of Finance, the Governor of the Central bank and other Senior government officials.
The Accra Digital Centre was partly funded by the World Bank.
Again, the Innovation Centre at the Accra Digital
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The Managing Director of the Centre, Mr Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, together with his management team, welcomed Dr Ghanem and his entourage to the centre.
The World Bank delegation included the Country Director of the World Bank, other senior officials of the bank and the
Mr Ofosu Nkansah and Mr David Ofori, Operations Manager of the Accra Digital Centre led the World Bank Veep and his team on a tour of the centre.
The tour started at the Mobile Applications Lab of the Centre (Ghana Tech Lab) which is managed by an Innohub-Kumasi Hive joint venture, where he visited the Creative Space, Training room, Maker Space, Co-working space and interacted with
He continued the tour in the Innovation Hub of the Centre (Ghana Innovation Hub), managed by an MDF West Africa, Bluespace and Ghana Technology University Consortium, where he interacted with more
The team also visited the Business Process Outsourcing Cluster, where they interacted with Management and agents of Ayo intermediaries and lastly to the technology SME Cluster where they interacted with firms like Kudigo which is into Fintech solutions.
Dr Ghanem and his team were impressed by the activities of the centre.
The Accra Digital Centre has now been oversubscribed with some 40 technology companies on-board, creating some 2000 digital and ancillary jobs.
The World Bank pledged more support for the centre in future.