Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Akosua Manu has called for more social interventions and initiatives to help boost women empowerment through technology and online networking.
According to her, access, and the ability to understand technology has a deep correlation to improving women’s freedom of expression and their education which would subsequently lead to better employment opportunities.
Giving the keynote address at the Ghana Ladies in Tech GLIT Summit and Awards under the theme, FEMTECH to the front: supporting female entrepreneurs and innovators, at the Accra Digital Centre, Akosua Manu stated that “there is certainly great economic potentials for girls in ICT due to the growing market opportunities we have in our world today.”
She however noted that to be able to “harness all the economic and social impact there is still a growing need to improve the Social and unfavourable condition women face and correct the gender divide which has resulted in the field of technology being a male-dominated one.”
Therefore, there is the need to create a new environment that will promote diversity to produce better perspectives and ideas which girls and women in technology today will benefit greatly.
Ms. Manu added that this will make the country’s technology field gain better footing as a result of the speed of its development. She further assured that the NYA will persist to help support more females in technology and made a clarion call on corporate Ghana to do same.