In a world where technology seems to be permeating every facet of life, stakeholders in Ghana are intensifying collaborative efforts to push the government’s vision of transforming Ghana into a leading digital hub in Africa and beyond.
It is for this reason that Techgulf Ghana Limited is organizing a two-day digital forum to engage in dialogues focused on fast-tracking the growth of the country’s digital agenda across various sectors of the economy.
The Techgulf Digital Forum has brought together resource persons, legislators, and seasoned business executives from Ghana and the United States of America to have discussions on issues related to building business relationships and partnerships in the digital economy.
Under the theme, ‘Operationalizing Ghana’s Digital Transformation Agenda’, the conference focuses on four main sector of Ghana’s economy; healthcare, education, tech entrepreneurship and data centre infrastructure.
The first part, which happened on Tuesday, April 20, had the US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sullivan and Ghana’s Ambassador to the US, Baffour Adjei-Barwuah gracing the event.
The Minister for Communications and Digitalization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, speaking at the forum lauded Techgulf’s efforts in pushing the digitization agenda and expressed hope in partnering the US government in doing so.
“We’re confident that Ghana is on its way to becoming the leading digital hub in Africa and the go-to place for all IT stuff in the sub-region. Techgulf, as a private sector partner, is also assisting government’s digitization efforts and has started with the convenience of this virtual conference,” she stated.
“As the first of many measures to connect Ghana’s corporate leaders with US technological part, there’s a lot of room for partnership between private companies in the US, the government of the US itself and private companies in Ghana in this space as we are looking forward to growing together.”
On his part, the CEO of Techgulf Ghana Limited, Franklin Asare, highlighted the private sector’s importance in supporting the government to push the country.
He noted, “To convince a US corporate giant to come to Ghana, they have to understand the tax regime, the type of skills that are available, what they need to bring with them, where they are going to have their office, etc. All of this has to be put together in collaboration with the GIPC to welcome them. So it’s a collaborative effort. But as to what the government has done and is doing is excellent. We just need to move from policy vision to execution. And I believe these conferences provide a roadmap and a journey because it can’t just be done by government alone.”
The second section of the forum is set to happen on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.