The Government of India, through its High Commissioner to Ghana, supported ICT training, research and innovation in Ghana with a US$1 million grant made to the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI KACE).

Speaker of Parliament Mike Ocquaye reiterated the importance of the study of ICT in Ghana, describing it it a handy tool for the collective building of the country. Among its many potential benefits, Speaker Ocquaye pointed to the the importance of ICT was a tool for security that would strengthen transparency in elections, enhance revenue mobilization capacity, and help address systemic leakages and inefficiencies.

Director General of AITI Mr. Kwasi Adu-Gyan expressed excitement about the Indian Government’s continued support to the institute. He pointed to the institute’s mandate of research and consultancy to help define strong foundations for the take of e-government, a system of paperless governance of the country under the auspices of the Ministry of Communication.

Witnesses at the presentation included Deputy Minister of Communications Vincent Ss Odotei and Indian High Commissioner to Ghana Birender Singh.

Credits: |Charles C. Armah & Nii Adjei Mensahfio