The building work has begun on an information and technology centre for students in Oyibi, Greater Accra, and its neighbouring communities, as part of a special initiative aimed at bringing ICT to Ghanaians irrespective of their economic situation or place of abode.
The ICT centre project, financed by the Ministry of Communications, is valued at about 300,000 Ghana Cedes (US$159,000) and on completion is expected to bring ICT to the door steps of students.
On completion, facilities at the ICT centre will include a well stocked library and post office, store room, offices and places for convenience.
Regional minister in charge of Greater Accra Region, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, expressed his confidence in the capacity of the centre to greatly improve the teaching and learning of ICT among the various schools in the constituency.
Agbo, also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kpone-Akatamanso, added on completion, the centre will serve the students of the Valley View University, in Oyibi.
He mentioned the various avenues for creating jobs for the unemployed, especially the youths in the region.
“This project would also create jobs for the teeming youth in the constituency and I therefore appeal to the people in this community to take good care of the project,” Agbo said.
It is hoped the centre will be completed within three months.