The Huawei Seeds for the Future has trained some 50 women as part of efforts to increase women participation in the digital technology space.
There is a long term vision of training about 20,000 females in ICT through a collaboration between the government of Ghana and Huawei.
Deputy Communications and Digitization Minister, Ama Pomaa Boateng, congratulating the ladies said “it is time for our women after going through this intensive Digital capacity building program from Huawei to take opportunity to build and establish their businesses.
“Women participation in technology is my priority and that of the ministry. It is my aim to contribute to bridging the gender gap in Ghana and beyond,” she added.
She indicated that “the Ministry of Communications and Digitalization has a plan and is preparing the girl child to compete globally and determination and planning is key in achieving a brighter future,” she said. Madam Boateng said they have also engaged Huawei to offer digital skills training to over 20,000 girls across the country and “we continue to grow that number.”
Huawei, a world leading telecom giant looks to make ICT accessible to all especially women and younger entrepreneurs.
Deputy Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Ghana, Kweku Essuman Quansah, said the Company has been an organization that provides equal opportunities for all.
He said it was for this reason that “we decided to dedicate this year’s Seeds of the Future Programme to women in STEM.”He noted that this year, through the Ministry some female students from various Universities across the country had the opportunity to experience technologies in ICT and dialogue with experts.
“l believe the tour of Huawei’s 5G Exhibition Hall as well as courses on Huawei’s ICT talent ecosystem has broaden their horizon and their understanding deepen.
“As a leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei is committed to expanding our presence in Ghana and see will offer Ghanaian customers innovative ICT products, services, and solutions and collaborate within the local industry, ” he added.