Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, on Thursday, launched the Ghana-Oracle Digital Enterprise Programme (GODEP) to create initial 500 Ghanaian start-up enterprises as technology business leaders towards building a robust digital economy.
Vice President Bawumia, speaking at the inaugural ceremony in Accra, said the Ghana-Oracle partnership would be a game-changer for Ghana’s digital advancement and encouraged the youth to take advantage of the programme and bring their innovative ideas to bare in the industry.
The GODEP is a partnership between the Government of Ghana and Oracle Corporation, California, USA, to develop technology-enabled start-ups in Ghana, which is the first partnership initiated in Africa.
The Vice President acknowledged the enormous ingenuity of the Ghanaian youth in technology and was of the conviction that, the Ghana Innovation Hub would nurture those talents in digital entrepreneurs to propel the country’s digital advancement and economic development.
He pledged government’s support towards designing and deploying technological tools and making technological footprint larger and meaningful.
“I encourage technology enthusiasts and start-ups and tech companies to take advantage of all the avenues created by the government of Ghana and through this partnership with Oracle.
You should actively be part of the platforms and services for your disposal to unearth latent talents, showcase and sharpen your strength and competencies and become a tech tool for our socio-economic environment and as a desired legacy leading to prosperity, Dr Bawumia emphasised.
Vice President Bawumia noted that the world was undergoing fourth industrial revolution and technology is driving business environment globally, therefore it is prudent to harness the creativity and ingenuity of the growing technological phenomenon to accelerate economic growth.
He said history had taught humanity that countries that mustered technology often prospered; hence President Akufo-Addo government’s decision to make technology a critical part of the transformational agenda.
In view of that, he led a team from Ghana to visit the Silicon Village, USA, last year, to witness and understand how technology was being used so that Ghana could get to the forefront of technology and build partnerships with the big players in the industry.
He, therefore, expressed delight that the move had blossomed into something fruitful with the partnership between the Ghana Government and Oracle Corporation.He said industrial revolution had contributed to the rapid digitalisation of a large interaction of organisations with most advanced countries at the blink of new innovations and constantly rolling out new technology to improve daily lives of their peoples and simplifying hitherto daunting tasks.Dr Bawumia […]