2ND phase of “Better Ghana Agenda” laptops hit Takoradi
The Better Ghana Agenda laptop train stopped in Takoradi in the Western Region last Wednesday.
The programme, which is collaboration between the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and rlg Communications, is to ensure technological advancement in Ghanaian schools.
In all, about 173 locally assembled laptops were distributed to beneficiaries from selected schools in the Western Region.
Making the presentation, sector Minister Ms Sherry Ayittey said the government was committed to fulfilling its promise of investing in education.
She noted that the time had come when Ghana should produce its own experts in all areas of study, instead of relying on foreign experts for advice.
This, she explained, can be achieved if students have unlimited access to Information and Communication Technology.
Madam Ayittey encouraged the students to venture into all fields of study, in order to transform the country from a natural resource base to a value added economy.
The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Ms Emelia Arthur, in her welcome address, charged all the beneficiaries to put the laptops to good use.
She reminded them that the laptops were for free, since the government had already paid for them. She also thanked rlg for its dedication to the programme.
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