Minister Inaugurates Information Centres in UER

Friday, June 3, 2005

Government is to establish Community Information Centres (CIC) in all the 230 constituencies to help create awareness on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the rural communities.

It will also bridge the ICT gap between rural and urban centres and expose the people to the relevant information needed to combat poverty. Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, Minister of Communications, made this known at the inauguration of two Community Information Centres at Bawku and Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, sponsored by the HIPC fund at the total cost of 712 million cedis.

The CIC’s are designed to provide community development information and business services that include computers for Internet connectivity. Mr Dapaah said the latest economic revolution in the world today was in the area of ICT, stressing that Ghana could not afford to lag behind in the information superhighway.

“That is why Government remains committed to its campaign promise to make Ghana a part of the global information society and to upgrade the nation’s human resource for accelerated development by bringing the CIC concept into fruition,” he said.
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Source: GNA