Team Ghana wins three awards at ITU Telecom World 2017

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

Ghana’s participation at the just ended ITU Telecom World 2017 ended on a high note as the Ghanaian delegation made up of both public and private members bagged three awards from the conference held in the technologically advanced city of Busan in South Korea.

Biztechafrica’s source with the Ghana delegation revealed that Deputy Minister of Communications, Nenyi George Kojo Andah, won a certificate of recognition for commitment and participation the in conference and exhibition following recommendations from high level personalities attending the conference including the Commonwealth Telecoms Organization Secretary-General Shola Taylor with regards to the composition of Ghanaian delegation.

Two other awards went to went to two private sector organisations, Subah Infosolutions and the Wireless Applications Service Providers Association of Ghana (WASPAG).

According to the source, Subah's was awarded not only for its commitment and participation but also for partnering the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in the organisation of this year's event.

Subah sponsored the ITU App, which was downloadable on Google Play Store and Apple for free, and it provided participants of the conference with detailed information about the event - dates, venues, locations of various stands and more.
The company also held an unprecedented event dubbed Subah LeaderSpace Happy Hour, which was a novelty at the ITU Telecom World and it provided a relaxed atmosphere for private and public institutions to network over drinks and light food.

WASPAG also walked away from the ITU World with an award for promoting innovative ICT solutions with social impact at the ITU World 2017. WASPAG showcased a number of ICT solutions developed by its member organizations, particularly the Care 247 mobile health solution from.

Care 247 is a mobile health app that provide 24/7 access to information on sexual reproductive, maternal and infant health, as well as proper nutrition via SMS, USSD, data and voice in at least nine local dialects.

It is currently being used by at least 250,000 people and ready to be scaled up globally.

Other participating countries and companies also won awards in various categories. ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao congratulated the awardees for their excellence and for continuous support for ITU activities.

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