Ghana Armed Forces, DEWTECH to establish electronics, software factories in Ghana
Defence Electronics Technology Limited (DEWTECH), a collaborative organization between Eban Capital, a Ghanaian FinTech organization; Defense Industries Holding Company (DIHOC), possessed by the Ghana Armed Forces and Wizarpos International Company Limited, a worldwide payment solutions supplier situated in Shanghai China are in discussion to establish factories in Ghana.
This is in accordance with the government’s work creation program as well as increase awareness for embrance and usage of ICT to assist with Ghana’s digitalisation plan.
The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in establishing the groundwork for the construction of the defence modern complex in Accra, was open to the possibility of the GAF and other security offices obtaining their innovative necessities locally instead of relying upon imports from unfamiliar providers, the greater part of whom have no strategies support in Ghana to assist with maintainance.
Jim Amegah, Chief Executive Officer of Eban Capital said the organization would foster a strong advanced framework for African nations covering expense and income affirmation frameworks, computerized banking, internet business, and broadcast communications.
The degree and size of the project when completely functional will support with employment of over 100,000 Ghanaians and an aggregate of five million Africans along the chain within five to seven years, noticing that the industrial facility will create point of sale adgets, new smart meters, telephones, tablets and PCs among others.
“We have commenced deployment of 16,000 smart pos terminals in Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and Burkina Faso for agency banking in the 1st quarter of this year and expect to close 2022 with over 100,000 devices which would provide over 110,000 direct jobs within the West African sub-region, complimented by corporate and retail enterprise solutions.”
The move, he said, was in accordance with the Africa Continental Free Trade Program, geared towards working with a consistent digitalisation plan of nations in the sub-Saharan area.
He said the products and services would likewise assist Ghana with accomplishing its “cashlite” and digitalisation strategies.
The program was attended by the Chief of Staff at the Presidency, Ghana Armed Fores’ top brass and many captains in the industry.