Morkporkpor Anku, GNA
Accra, Aug. 24, GNA – The Ghana Investment
Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), on Tuesday presented Information,
Communication and Technology equipment to various institutions to help enhance
The beneficiaries are the Birth and Death
Registry in Accra, which received 100 desktop computers, 20 laptops, six
scanners, 10 severs, 10 printers and 10 air-conditioners.
Also, 46 Community Information Centres (CIC)
in various regions were provided with 160 desktops, 25 printers, 16 scanners
and 34 projectors.
Mr Kwabena Owusu Akyeampong, the Administrator
GIFEC, presenting the items said the donation formed part of the organisation’s
core business of helping to bridge the digital divide between the served and
underserved in the society.
He said the items being donated were worth
more than GH¢ 1.174 million and were aimed to support and enhance the
operations and activities of the recipients in the country’s development.
He said the gesture was important because
these institutions need the support of the Fund in terms of ICT equipment to
function properly as an entity.
He expressed the hope that the Fund would see
improvement in their operations with the acquisition of these items.
Mr John Yao Agbeko, the Registrar, Birth and
Death Registry, told the GNA that the items would help them improve on their
service delivery to the people of Ghana.
He said with the presentation of the ICT
equipment the registry would expand its operations in the districts.
Alhaji Abdul Latef Majdoub, Adansi North
District Chief Executive, who received the items on behalf of the CIC expressed
gratitude to management of GIFEC for the equipment, saying it would be used to