When President Akufo-Addo visited Huawei Centre in Beijing

BY: Graphic Online
President Nana Akufo-Addo (fourth from left), Yi Xiang (second from right), and Li Peng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region (second from left)
President Nana Akufo-Addo (fourth from left), Yi Xiang (second from right), and Li Peng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region (second from left)

During his recent visit to China, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo visited the Huawei’s Executive Centre in Beijing.

President Akufo-Addo commended Huawei Technologies Inc in China for its achievements in information, communication and technologies (ICT).

In an interaction with the Senior Vice President of Huawei, Mr Yi Xiang, President Akufo-Addo said with the unlimited possibilities created by ICT, Ghana would continue to work closely with Huawei to build communications infrastructure, expand the use of ICT services, and train a skilled workforce.

According to a press release issued by Huawei in Accra, President Akufo-Addo said: “Looking to the future, I am sure that the government of Ghana and Huawei will have a strong and fruitful relationship.”

He said Huawei was now working on many ICT projects that were driving development in Ghana.

“We look forward to working with Huawei to advance ICT transformation for a better connected smart Ghana.”


He said he was very impressed by Huawei's corporate values which could be adopted by some state agencies in Ghana.

The President observed that the friendship between Ghana and China had laid a good foundation for trade between the countries.

Leadership

For his part, Mr Yi said under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, Ghana was enjoying fast, sustainable economic growth.

“We hope to help the country build even stronger ICT infrastructure and further expand connectivity, giving more people equal access to knowledge, skills, and opportunities for growth.

We plan to develop more digital services tailored to local needs, and unlock the potential of ICT to improve people's lives, attract investments from in and outside the country, enhance efficiency. Through these efforts, we hope to play a unique role in making Ghana a regional economic, financial, and ICT hub,

"Guided by our core values, we have been committed to building a stronger ICT infrastructure in Ghana, aiming to bring digital to more people, homes, and organizations, Mr Yi said.

He said Huawei was committed to improving connectivity in Africa using practical innovations that would fit Africa's needs. 

Background

Huawei has been working with the government and local operators to provide secure, stable, and high-quality communications networks for Ghana since it entered the local market in 2001.

Huawei has been contributing to Ghana's digital transformation, and currently serves the majority of the country's population with its products and services.

Huawei proactively fulfils its corporate social responsibility using its ICT technologies and capabilities.