Huawei to train 10,000 public servants in ICT

One of the fastest growing and leading global information and communication technology (ICT) solutions provider in Ghana, Huawei Technologies,  is partnering with the government of Ghana to deliver smarter public services by building and enhancing the capacities of management and staff of the information services department and the information ministry on efficient use of technology.

The training is being implemented through the Information, and Communication and Digitalisation ministries.

A total of 10,000 public servants, especially frontline workers in government institutions are expected to be trained by 2024 in efficient utilisation of ICT tools to render world-class services.

The week long intensive workshop, which was opened by the Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, in Accra, on Monday, was in sync with government’s digitisation agenda of ensuring quality delivery of services by the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said that in this current era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the country should not be left behind in using digitisation to deliver efficient services, hence the government’s determination to form useful partnerships to build the competencies of its human resources towards achieving its objectives.

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He made mention of the recent unveiling of the Ghana.Gov portal as a classic and practical example of government’s digitisation efforts to deliver quality services.

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He also cited the Ministry’s use of its modern ICT tools for collating reports from government’s public relations units nationwide as well as the Access to Information Unit and Media Division of the Information Services Department in delivering quality services to the public.

Mr David Appiah, the Public Relations Manager of Huawei Technologies Ghana, during his welcome remarks, expressed the company’s commitment and readiness to partner with the government to train frontline staff of the various public institutions in digitisation programmes to make Ghana globally competitive.

Participants for this workshop will be taken through topics such as Digital Economy, Digital Governance, and Digital Transformation.

Mr Appiah said ICT experts from South Africa, United Kingdom and China will be there to provide an in-depth explanation on the aforementioned topics.

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He, therefore, entreated them to take active part in the lessons and practicalise the knowledge and skills to be acquired in their daily operations.

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