Ghana to promote e-Transform at ITU Telecom World 2017

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

Ghana’s delegation to this year’s ITU Telecom World, led by Deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah, will through exhibitions and networking promote the country’s e-Transform Project, which aims at digitising all systems within state institutions, and all transactions between the state and the public.

Biztechafrica has learnt that Ghana would be selling this agenda together with other investment opportunities to the global community at the ITU World Telecom in Busan, and look forward to attracting as many interested investors as possible into the country.

Its is believed that while the e-Transform Ghana Project is expected to be achieved through interventions that will improve targeting of government resources, leading to more efficient use of public funds and improved efficiency and coverage of priority government services, particularly emphasis would also be laid on improving services in rural and underserved areas, nurturing entrepreneurship and increase jobs through ICT-enabled entrepreneurship.

Biztechafrica’s sources at the Communication Ministry says the Ghana team will leave no stone unturned as it takes full advantage of the various match making programs including B2B (business to business) and B2G (business to government) designed by the ITU aimed pitching together potential investors and connecting them with innovative solutions and projects

According to the MOC, the ITU Telecom World 2017 presents a great opportunity to launch and highlight Ghana's latest ICT developments to the world and at the local level.

"It would also be an opportunity to build partnerships with other ICT companies, dealers, distributors, agents, as well as getting support from other channels - and to learn from others," it said.

A brief on Ghana's participation in the forthcoming global ICT Olympics indicates that the focus is to increase Ghana’s brand awareness on the global stage and highlight investment and partnership opportunities available in Ghana’s ICT sector. It is also to "facilitate new partnership deals between Ghanaian exhibitors and those from other countries," the brief stated.

The ongoing ITU Telecom World 2017 is held at the plush Busan Exhibition & Conference Center (BEXCO) in Busan, South Korea and it’s set to attract over 500 exhibitors, thousands of guests and industry players, and some 48 expert speakers from around the world.

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