Ghana seeks ICT assistance from India

Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, on Tuesday said Ghana is committed to strengthen relations with India to draw the expertise of the country in revenue mobilisation.

He said India would help the District Assemblies in mobilising money by tracking revenue through an electronic system.

Mr Ampofo was speaking when the new Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Rajinda Bahaght, paid him a visit in his office in Accra.

He said there was the need for Ghana to understudy India, which is an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert globally.

He solicited the help of India to turn the Tema Community Centre into a modern ICT facility.

Mr Bahaght said his country is committed to the development of Ghana.

He said the Indian Government would support the Electoral Commission with the provision of indelible ink to be used in the December Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

Mr Bahaght said India had indentified some areas to support Ghana’s development agenda to improve on the living standards of the people.

He said the areas include ICT and agriculture under which fertiliser and sugar plants would be provided to support farmers.

Mr Bahaght said this year India would give 116 scholarships to students to pursue Master of Business Administration.

He assured the Minister of turning the Tema Community Centre into an ultra modern ICT spot.

Source: GNA

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