Market Women, Farmers Must Adopt Technology In Modern Economy – Ursula Owusu

Minister for Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said Ghana is moving towards a direction where digital skills will be required in all forms of entrepreneurship.

“The direction in which the world is moving demands the use of ICT, whatever you want to do, even as a farmer or trader, ICT education is very important. ICT has become an enabler in the new economy and government is bent on exposing you girls and other young ones to the new trend,” she said.

The Communications Minister said this in her address to female students participating in the Bono Regional Girls in ICT initiative.

The theme for the programme is ‘Access and Safety to Inform the Girls about the Risk of Abusing the Internet’.

One thousand girls are benefiting from the Bono region’s programme which is part government’s quest to bridge the gender gap in technology with support from the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication, GIFEC.

Ms Owusu-Ekuful challenged the students participating in the regional Girls in ICT programme to take advantage of the initiative to excel in the field of ICT and science.

“It’s a privilege and an opportunity some have been fighting for so if you have it, make the best use of it now” she stated.

The Communications Minister urged the students to work hard because “hard-work doesn’t kill but will rather make you adapt in whatever you do.”


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