Some stakeholders in the ICT industry believe Ghana has the potential of leading Africa in ICT evolution and development.
The government has already initiated moves to make the country the continent’s ICT hub with several relevant plans.
This includes the establishment of ICT-Parks in the country beginning with Tema.
In furtherance to this, some local ICT companies are also expanding their operations to other African countries and one of such is Omatek Computers, a computer assembling company. Though the company has its headquarters in Nigeria, the Board Chairman of the company and also a Former Communications Minister, Benjamin Aggrey Ntim says the plans to export assembled computers from Ghana to other African countries shows Ghana’s preparedness to lead in the development of ICT in Africa.
Mr. Aggrey Ntim, in an interview with Citi Business at the sidelines of the tour by representatives from Malaysian Open University to the factory of Omatek computers disclosed that Omatek already has the ability to produce up to 300 desktop, notebooks and laptop computers daily.
Meanwhile, the President of the Accra Institute of Technology, Prof. Clement Dzidonu also believes Ghana has made significant strides in ICT development.
He implored ICT related companies to focus on capacity building for maximum impact to ensure that ICT is sent into homes, schools and universities.