The Minister of Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has revealed that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government’s policy to roll-out free internet for tertiary institutions and Senior High schools in the country will be launched in October this year.
The Ablekuma West Constituency Member of Parliament made this known at the celebration of the 2020 Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Day at Nkwanta in the Oti Region and said the lack of trained people, especially girls, to occupy vacancies in the ICT sector, limits girls’ participation and career development in the technology industry.
According to the legislator cum Minister of Sate, ICT field is one of the major sectors that give a boost to the economy.
The event organised by the Ministry of Communications was on the theme: “Expanding horizons, change attitudes”.
She admonished the girls to put in their best effort and become ICT champions in Ghana and beyond.