The Norwegian Ambassador to Ghana, Gunnar Holm, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation last week.
Their discussions centered around the Digital Transformation Centre (DTC) Initiative being implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD) in partnership with the ITU and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).
The project aims at supporting four selected countries to develop digital skills in mainly rural communities utilising GIFECs network of Community ICT Centres around the country.
14,000 beneficiaries, including women entrepreneurs, teachers , students, Persons With Disability head porters, school dropouts, etc, will be trained in 3 years.
He also congratulated her on her appointment and indicated his delight at the tremendous strides made by Government in the past 4 years to digitally transform Ghana and pledged his government’s commitment to assist Ghana in her quest to utilise Technology to improve service delivery at all levels.
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful thanked the Ambassador for his visit and reiterated governments resolve to accelerate the use of digital technology, applications and services at all levels, protect our digital infrastructure and enhance capacity building and digital skills acquisition for our youth.
She expressed her appreciation for Norway’s support for the DTC project and looked forward to enhanced cooperation between the 2 countries in this area.
Present at the meeting were Mr. Kofi Asante, Administrator of GIFEC, Mrs. Madeleine Appenteng, Chief Director of MoCD and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MoCD.