Private Sector urged to take lead in Ghana’s tech space
CSquared West Africa Regional Manager, Estelle Akofio-Sowah has made a strong case for the private sector to take the lead in running Ghana’s technological space, instead of the government.
Akofio-Sowah explained for technology to become relevant and useful in the lives of the citizenry, the private sector needs to be at the forefront to effectively run it.
Speaking as a panellist at the 28th MTN Business World Executive Breakfast Meeting held in Accra : ‘The Future of Work is here– Preparing the Work Place for New Talents Needs’, Akofio-Sowah insisted that leaving the country’s tech space in the hands of the government will result in another dead technology investment.
“The government should not take the lead in running technology, they might invest in it but the private sector needs to be at the forefront if we are actually going to be relevant and useful in our lives and developing as a country, Ghana,” Akofio-Sowah said. Contributing to the theme, she also mentioned globalization, technology, democratization of the workplace and work-life balance as key factors contributing to drastic changes in the world of work over the years.
Noting that the change has been faster, Akofio-Sowah confirmed that COVID-19 has brought Work from Home (WFH) into reality and urged employers to set up peer policies or policy of transparency at the workplace to encourage and enable WFH. “Working in the cloud is key, since that enables workers to work with or without the internet and remotely and we can do that successfully when we demystify the use of cloud technology,” she said.