7 December 2012

Ghana: Asunafo North MP Commissions GH?64,000 ICT Complex

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Asunafo North, Robert Sarfo-Mensah, has commissioned an ultra-modern Information Communication Technology Center for the people of Goaso, to assist in the effective teaching and learning of the ICT in the municipality.

According to Mr. Sarfo-Mensah, he was inspired to build the center for the people of the Municipality, due to his personal experience encountered at the Heathrow Airport, where almost everything was computerised, and he had to be assisted by someone before he could make all transactions.

He continued that even accessing information about Ghana from the Internet was done by the child of his host in the United Kingdom, which was an indictment on his reputation as a legislator.

The MP disclosed that the GH₵64,000 ICT Complex Center was started with funding from the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) fund, before it was completed with funding from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).

The ICT Complex has three major components, an ICT Training Center, Internet Café with each having 20 computers, and a business center which has a computer, photocopier machine, scanner, laminator, printer and a comb-binder.

Mr. Sarfo-Mensah indicated that the business center was added to enable the ICT complex become self-reliable in terms of finances, explaining that the money to be accrued from the business department would be used to manage and maintain the facility.

The MP used the occasion to call on the people of the Asunafo North Municipality to always unite towards development, disclosing that the completion of the ICT complex was delayed because of political interferences and opposition.

He, however, commended the previous and present Municipal Chief Executives, Messer Alhaji Ishack Bonsu and Alhaji Mohamed Kwaku Doku, for their support to ensure the completion of the project, despite the bit of apathy exhibited initially, after the change of government in the year 2009 by the assembly, due to political disparity.

Mr. Sarfo-Mensah urged the Municipal Education Directorate to abide strictly by the culture of maintenance in sustaining the facility.

He finally called on the people to eschew any acts that have the tendency to generate into violence during and after the elections, for the peace of the country to remain.

The Asunafo North Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Jonas Yeriboari Yeboah, commended the MP for the project, and gave the assurance that the facility would be used to the benefit of the area, in terms of the teaching and learning of ICT.

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