GIFEC: 2014 a ‘year of action’
The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) says 2014 will be a ‘year of action’ on ICT projects.
Kofi Attor, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of GIFEC, told a media briefing that great progress had been made to date. He declared 2014 as a year of action for GIFEC, which would enable the fund to earn more honours locally and internationally.
Attor highlighted recent achievements, including its being named "The Most Outstanding Universal Access Fund," by the International Telecommunication Union at the World Communication Awards held in Delhi, India, for excellent performance in the operations of Ghana's universal access fund and service.
He said GIFEC embarked on projects that connect the country's various institutions and villages in accessing information and communication.
He said modules of the projects include the Common Telecommunication / Rural Telephone, the Last Mile Initiative, Community Information Centre, Information Communication Technology (ICT) Capacity Building, the School Connectivity, Rural Pay Phone, Easy Business Centre, Library Connectivity and Security Connectivity Projects.
The others are the Disability, Post Office Connectivity, ICT for Sustainable Fishing, The e-Learning, e-Health, Community Initiative, Content Creation and Public Education on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure and Health.
Attor noted that GIFEC vision, which is to bridge the digital divide between the served and unserved/underserved communities, is on the right course, adding: "With this achievement we are getting there."