An Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre constructed at a cost of GH¢200,000 has been inaugurated at Kenyase No1 in the Asutifi North District in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Known as the Lady Julia Community Knowledge Centre, the project was funded by the Otumfuo Charity Foundation, in collaboration with Vital Capital Fund from Israel, to provide access to ICT education for students and the people of the community.
Inaugurating the project, Lady Julia Osei Tutu, the wife of the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, said her husband was much committed to and concerned about the development of education and quality health care, especially for pupils in the rural communities.
She said computer literacy was relevant to development because it created opportunities for business and the creation of employment.
She, therefore, advised Ghanaians, especially children, not to be left behind in computer education.
Lady Julia said the inauguration of the facility formed part of activities marking the 15th anniversary of the enstoolment of the Asantehene and expressed her appreciation to Vital Capital Fund of Israel for being a reliable development partner.
The Executive Director of the Otumfuo Charity Foundation, Dr Thomas Agyako-Poku, said the foundation had also introduced a mobile library learning centre for students in the rural areas and urged students and the people in the community to make good use of the facility to broaden their knowledge.
The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Mrs Sharon Bar-Li, said it was the desire of the Israeli government to partner the Ghana government for the promotion of the social needs of the people, especially in the rural communities.
Mr Ora Stibbe of Vital Capital Fund gave an assurance that the fund would continue to support the Otumfuo Charity Foundation to provide quality and accessible educational facilities for the people.
Present at the ceremony was Nana Osei Kofi Abiri, the Omanhene of the Kenyase No1 Traditional Area.
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