The Norwegian Ambassador to Ghana, Gunnar Andreas Holm paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on April 16, 2021.

Their discussions centred around the Digital Transformation Centre (DTC) Initiative being implemented by the MoCD in partnership with the ITU and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).

The project aims at supporting four selected countries to develop digital skills in mainly rural communities utilising GIFECs network of Community ICT Centres around the country.

Some 14,000 beneficiaries, including women entrepreneurs, teachers, students, Persons With Disability head porters, school dropouts among others will be trained in 3 years.

He also congratulated her on her appointment and indicated his delight at the tremendous strides made by government in the past 4 years to digitally transform Ghana.

He further pledged his government’s commitment to assist Ghana in her quest to utilise technology to improve service delivery at all levels.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful thanked him for his visit and reiterated the government’s resolve to accelerate the use of digital technology, applications and services at all levels, protect our digital infrastructure and enhance capacity building and digital skills acquisition for our youth.

She expressed her appreciation for Norway’s support for the DTC project and looked forward to enhanced cooperation between the 2 countries in this area.

Present at the meeting were Mr Kofi Asante, Administrator of GIFEC, Mrs Madeleine Appenteng, Chief Director of MoCD, and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and MoCD.