Every Ghanaian will get a smartphone by 2020–Ursula Owusu Promises

Minister for Communications and MP for Ablekuma West Constituency Ursula Owusu-Ekufful on Friday donated about 200 computers to schools in the Ablekuma West constituency under the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) cyber-laboratory project.

She said this was part of Governments move to build a digital economy as well as facilitate the teaching and learning of ICT where almost 1,000 senior high schools, and over 200 junior high schools have benefitted.

“This is a national exercise that we are rolling out around the country. Even our persons with disability, blind citizens are also being equipped with computers and special software to be able to use normal computers and not just braille computers.

“We have started in the universities, we are going to the Akropong School of the blind, we will extend that facility also to other persons with disability,” she said.

Mrs Ekufful also announced that her office was working with the ministry of finance to ensure that every citizen gets a smart device.

Ursula Owusu

“I am working with the minister of finance to make sure that hopefully by 2020 we can put a smartphone in the hands of all citizens in this country, even in our rural communities. It should be possible to manufacture and assemble those devices locally.