Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur says government will continue to support the teaching and learning of ICT to enable the country to embrace and exploit the benefits that it provides for socio-economic development.
He said it is, therefore, important that the country’s education system provides students with the requisite skills to keep up with the pace of dynamism and job opportunities in the ICT sector.
Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur said this when he launched the first Africa Mobile and ICT Expo 2015 in Accra. He also cut the tape for a three-day exhibition of ICT and latest mobile telephony gadgets.
The expo brought together entities and dealers in ICT and mobile telephony interact with the public on the availability and use of the state-of-the-art gadgets and the employment opportunities in the sector.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur said mobile device has come to stay to transform lives, but cautioned that it can equally be used to cause trouble.
The Vice President charged the organisers and participants to discuss ways of addressing bottlenecks that confront Ghanaian software developers.
A Deputy Minister of Communications, Ato Sarpong, described Ghana as a hot bed for mobile device and mobile technology revolution. It is for this reason that the Government is investing so mush in ICT infrastructure.
The Convernor of the Expo and Chief Entrepreneur of Coasters Company Ltd, George Spencer Quaye, said today’s world is being driven by ICT and Ghana cannot afford to lag behind.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur visited the stands and interacted with the exhibitors.
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