Gideon Obeng

By Nana Appiah Acqauye, Accra, Ghana

ICT solutions provider Huawei, as part of its corporate social responsibility programmes, has equipped four public tertiary institutions in the country with the latest state of the art ICT laboratories. The laboratories will help the students in these institutions gain practical and hands-on experience with ICT equipment and software.

The Public Relations Officer for Huawei Ghana, Gideon Obeng, told Biztechafrica in an interview that the initiative to equip these institutions was based on a promise Huawei made to the Late President Mills that it would empower Ghanaian students with ICT skills. The company will also engage some of the students in its annual 8-week industrial attachment or internship, national service placements and prospective job offers. It will also support possible research projects, telecommunication networks and device design and development, software development or other related areas of interest for the students.

Obeng revealed that with the current strides Ghana is making in terms of its ICT developments, the country stands a chance to move onto the paperless platform and to unify communications between the government and the MDGs, setting the scene for solutions like e-education, e-health and e- justice, among others.  

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