The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has organized a three-day training workshop for 53 selected Community Information Centers (CICs) managers across the country.
Speaking at the workshop held at Nkwantakese in the Afigya-Kwabre District, Ashanti Region, Mr. Alhassan Toure Abdulai, CIC manager for WA in the Upper West Region and the course prefect for the group said the aim of the workshop was to equip the managers with skill to enlighten artisans across the country to enable them to add value to their craftsmanship.
About forty artisans from each district were trained. They included dress-makers, mechanics, driver, mates, farmers, fisher folks and traders.
Mr. Alhassan Toure announced that, the objectives of the workshop was also to introduce the artisans to the internet, give others basic literacy knowledge and provide beneficiaries with easy access to government portal.
The three-day workshop covered an opening orientation and purpose of the training by GIFEC with Mr. Michael Agyei Takyi, the Principal Programmes Manager and Mrs. Victoria Dei-Kumah, the Technical Manager. A session on the psychology of learning and business registration were handled by Kaamil Issahaku and Mohammed Abdul Aziz, both private consultants.
Mr. Kwabena Owusu Akyeampong, Administrator of GIFEC who was the guest speaker advised managers of CIC to use the advantage of the workshop to explore, think, investigate and act accordingly.