Honourable Ursula Owusu Ekuful commissions telecommunication projects
According to Honourable Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the president of Ghana has instructed them to help to catch up the new regions with development, they have introduced the ''girls in ICT'' agenda of which was started last year in the Oti Region.
The Minister of Communications and Digitization who doubles as a Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West constituency, Honourable Ursula Owusu Ekuful has inspected and commissioned some telecommunication projects in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality in the Western North Region.
The ministry in collaboration with Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) embarked on this tour.
This tour brought the minister for communications and digitalization to Sefwi Nkonya and Sefwi Abrabra for the inspection of the ongoing construction of rural telecommunication masts in the two rural communities where the projects are at about 95% stage of completion.
The elders of the two (2) rural areas made it known to the minister that they have ICT labs in their schools but the computers are inadequate and are malfunctioning so the government should come to their aid to help the learners acquire knowledge in ICT.
At Sefwi Mile 3, a farming community in the Sefwi Wiawso Municipality, Hon Ursula Owusu Ekuful commissioned a completed telecommunication mast and handed it over to the rural community.
She also commissioned an ICT lab centre for Sefwi Wiawso Senior High School (SEWASS) to broaden the students' knowledge in ICT.
Speaking with Soireenews reporter Nattybongo, Hon Ursula Owusu Ekuful made it clear that as the president of Ghana has instructed them to help to catch up the new regions with development, they have introduced the ''girls in ICT'' agenda of which was started last year in the Oti Region.
According to the Minister, they have trained one thousand (1000) girls of which nine hundred (900) are from the region (Western North) and one hundred (100) from Prestea Huni Valley in the Western Region.
Hon Luis Owusu Agyapong, the MCE for Sefwi Wiawso on behalf of the Western North Regional Minister, Hon Richard Obeng also said that, apart from road, light and water that are basics for human beings, what has become most basic now is communication and technology because everywhere in the world, a good communication network makes life more enjoyable.
Hon MCE added that the construction of these telecommunication masts in their municipality has reduced the burden on the assembly.
Nattybongo, Western North