A global information technology (IT) company, Oracle, is set to deepen its relationship with the Ghanaian Information and Communication Technology (ICT) community.
Subsequently, Oracle has established a virtual office in Ghana.
The Vice-President of Oracle in Central Asia, Turkey, Kenya, Nigeria, West & East African Region, Mr Gurhan Kalelioglu, told a section of the media in Accra after the “Oracle Day- GHANA” event that, “when it comes to long-term investments, Ghana is important. With this new office, we hope to get closer to our clients and be more efficient.”
According to him, there are more benefits in the long term for Oracle as a company in Ghana, the Ghanaian ICT community and also for future and existing ICT clients.
Although he would not divulge the worth of the portfolio investment, Mr Kalelioglu said the company would not bring in physical products but rather champion the transfer of knowledge.
“If you look at Ghana, we are not producing physical products but knowledge transfer. Our biggest asset is humans. You cannot easily quantify these investments because what we do is to hire skilled people into the country to help develop and contribute to the country’s capacity-building agenda and skills development in the medium to long-term focus,” he said.
Ghana’s long-term growth, he said, was still relevant, and as a result, if it had to do with aggressive growth targets in Africa, Ghana remained key.
“In the long term, we might get more engagements in Ghana. We have aggressive growth targets every year and we will introduce more solutions here, as well as hire more people here too,” he said.
Responding to a question from the GRAPHIC BUSINESS, the Regional Director of Oracle in West & Central Africa, Ms Annick Sakho, said the “Oracle Day- GHANA” event was organised in Accra to introduce participants to various applications that were helpful to their businesses.
The event also provided the opportunity for businesses to engage ICT experts to get the required information and guidance on how to boost their businesses.