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The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Ms Sherry Ayittey, has observed that for the nation to experience rapid economic transformation there was the need to add value to the human and natural resources.
She charged the youth to enhance their knowledge in Information Communication Technology (ICT) so that they would remain relevant and competitive in this technological era.
Ms Ayittey made these observations at the launch of free-distribution of RLG Better Ghana Agenda computer laptops to second cycle and tertiary students in Sekondi on Wednesday.
The free-laptops distribution programme was initiated by the Government, championed by the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology in collaboration with the RLG Communications.
In all, 173 laptops were allocated to the Western Region for distribution to beneficiary students.
Ms Ayittey urged the youth to use the laptops for the intended purpose, to enhance their knowledge in ICT instead of using them to watch movies and playing computer games.
The RLG Representative, Ms Millicent Atuguba, said that the company had formed a team across the country to respond promptly to any fault that would be detected in the laptops.