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Districts Assemblies urged to support Information Centres in their communities

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Districts Assemblies have been asked to support Community Information Centres (CICs) in their localities to make them more relevant to the inhabitants.

This would not only make the users informed and knowledgeable about the internet but would also boost business since it would give directives on where items could be purchased.

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on the CICs on Wednesday, Mr. Sam Mensah, Technical Director of the Ghana Investment Fund for Telecommunication (GIFTEL) of the Ministry of Communication noted that so far about 87 out of the 230 District Assemblies had been furnished with the centres.

“More centres are being constructed by the Ministry of Communications and we will plead with the District Assemblies to also play their complimentary roles effectively in order to make them relevant to their districts and the users”, he added.

He appealed to the managers of the Centres to be proactive by feeding their centres with relevant information on their communities.

Margaret Kyiu, Programmes Officer of Development Alternative Services Foundation (DASF) a human development NGO called for proper monitoring of all CICs in order to make the managers more effective.

She also called for refresher courses for the managers to be abreast with modern trends in Information and Communication delivery.


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