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GIFEC launches new ICT project

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GIFECThe Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC) has introduced a project dubbed Communication Information Centres (CIC) project as part of efforts by the government to bring to the door step of every Ghanaian Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The project, which is being sponsored by telecommunication service operators, has three components aimed at building the capacity of people to manage the centres properly, equip the facilities with computers, internet service equipment and also monitor and evaluate the project.

Mr Kofi Attor, Administrator/Chief Executive Officer of GIFEC, said this at the close of a four-day capacity building workshop his outfit organised at Winneba for librarians, staff of post offices who manage communication centres and others to manage CIC.

Participants were drawn from Upper West, Greater Accra, Western, Brong-Ahafo, Northern, Volta and Ashanti regions.

He said the new trainees would be given equipment to work with, adding that he hoped participants at the training would use the knowledge and skills acquired to support people of their localities to become ICT liberate.

Mr Attor said the rationale behind the project was to help people especially those in remote areas to know the importance and usage of communication information technology.

Mr Attor said over the past two years GIFEC had established 174 community information centres throughout the country.

Participants at the workshop were taken through local government service structures, history of GIFEC and CIC, CIC blue print, electronic mail, basic computer security, internet tools and entrepreneurship by personnel from the Head of Civil Service, United Nations Development programme and GIFEC.

Source: GNA

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