Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has climaxed its primary ICT and entrepreneurship expertise coaching for 1,720 artisans throughout the nation, as a part of its ICT Capacity Building Programme.
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The coaching as spearheaded by GIFEC is in tandem with the federal government’s digitalisation agenda, which amongst different issues, seeks to empower residents in each the formal and casual sectors of the economic system by way of the availability of requisite digital expertise.
The 1,720 artisans, who included Dressmakers, Carpenters, Hairdressers, Mechanics, Shoemakers, Caterers and others, had been supplied with hands-on digital entrepreneurship expertise to enhance their financial wellbeing. It can be to reinforce their digital capabilities in ICT to assist them rework their entrepreneurial expertise, to allow them thrive in a digital age.
Mrs. Eva Andoh-Poku, Deputy Administrator of GIFEC, in her speech advised all of the trainees “to capitalize on the skills acquired through this rare opportunity, to enhance your businesses, employability and your lives in general in order to enjoy the economic benefits of the use of ICT”.
She talked about that the coaching was carried out in 43 centres throughout 8 areas of the nation – Northern, North East, Upper West, Ahafo, Bono East, Bono, Ashanti, and Eastern Regions, including that “The Artisanal Training has come to stay and GIFEC is set to replicate same in the remaining 8 regions.”
She additionally pledged the help of GIFEC to all of the trainees and promised them steady help even after the coaching as it’s their authorized mandate to bridge the ICT hole and marginally cut back the digital deficit of the citizenry.
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Speaking to the individuals, the Representative of the Member of Parliament, Mr. Kwesi Nyarko Morrison, admonished them to judiciously make the most of their new discovered expertise for their very own monetary advantages and Ghana as an entire. He added, that for a sustainable livelihood, the imparted expertise will certainly turn out to be useful therefore the necessity for them to make a great use of it.
The Head of Human Resources on the Municipal Office of the Ghana Education Service, Mr. Ekpe Joseph, in a short comment congratulated all of the individuals and enjoined them to harness the chance given them to reinforce their lives.
One of the beneficiaries, Michael Abrokwa – a coconut vendor, mentioned that the coaching has helped him relate higher with prospects and most significantly he has now branded his enterprise bringing him extra prospects.
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Another trainee, Miss Esther Kessiwaa – a dealer, additionally thanked GIFEC for this essential alternative, as she is now geared up to ship emails, work with Excel and may even promote her small enterprise on social media now.
GIFEC’s ICT Capacity Building Programme, seeks to supply the citizenry with requisite information and expertise to successfully optimise using ICT tools, and finally make them operate successfully within the Information and Knowledge Society.
Source: Prince Baffour Asamoah, Peace FM News
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