The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), is participating in “Transform Africa Summit 2018” in Kigali, Rwanda. Under the theme, ‘Accelerating Africa’s Single Digital Market’, this year’s event is aimed at connecting, innovating and transforming the continent into a knowledge economy thereby driving global competitiveness and job creation.
The Transform Africa Summit is also expected to ultimately enable Member States to become more competitive, agile, open and innovative smart economies with the most favourable business climates that attracts large-scale investments, reward entrepreneurship and enable fast growth and exports, leveraging ICT innovations to transform African nations into smart societies.
Ghana is being represented by the Minister of Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekufful; Hon. Abraham Kofi Asante – Acting Administrator of GIFEC and the Acting Deputy Director of National Information Technology Agency (NITA), Mr. Paul Kyei Ofori.
The Chairman of the event and President of Rwanda, Mr. Paul Kigali in his welcome statement, said that “The Smart Africa Manifesto, the foundation of this initiative, is based on 5 principles: To put ICT at the center of our national socio-economic development agenda; To improve access to ICT especially Broadband; To improve accountability, efficiency and openness through ICT; To put the Private Sector First; To leverage ICT to promote sustainable development.”
The event, which is taking place from 7th – 10th May, 2018, will bring together global and regional leaders from government, business and international organizations to collaborate on new ways of shaping, accelerating and sustaining Africa’s on-going digital revolution.