Liberia: Post Takes Girls in ICT to Bomi

24 April 2019

The Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications, headed by Cllr. Cooper W. Kruah Sr. will celebrate this year Girls in ICT Day in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.

A release from the Director for Public Affairs, Mr. Caesar Nyan Slapeh said "the Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications will, on Thursday, April 25, 2019 celebrate the International Girls in Information Communications Technology (ICT) Day, in Bomi County, Tubmanburg."

Director Slapeh pointed out that, "Liberia as a part of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is under obligation to join its partners Worldwide in celebrating Girls in ICT Day under the Theme "Expand Horizons, Change Attitudes,"

He further pointed out that the decision to celebrate the day in Tubmanburg is to show a spirit of decentralization of the Ministry's activities as it relates to ICT in Liberia.

"Girls in ICT day is celebrated by all ITU Member States to inspire young women to consider studies and careers in the ICT field and join the tech industry; sensitize employers on the need to promote gender balance in the ICT sector at all levels of the profession amongst others," the release noted.

According to him, the Ministry is encouraging young women and girls in the study, and those wishing to make ICT a career to form part of the program, which is expected to be celebrated with the demonstration of ICT skills, inspiring speeches among others.

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