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General News | Apr 28, 2004

Busy Internet Trains Ghana Police Service

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Busy Internet, as part of its mission to make technology accessible to all Ghanaians has organised an Internet training class for 19 personnel from the Nima Division of the Ghana Police Service.

Welcoming them to the training session, the Managing Director of Busy Internet, Estelle Akofio-Sowah thanked the Chief/Superintendent of Police, F.S. Fiati and his team for their selfless service to the company and the community.

Through their hard work and dedication the community enjoys a crime free environment, allowing companies and individuals to focus on their business.

Busy Internet offers a scheduled internet class every month to the public de-mystifying technology and enabling individuals to reap the benefits it offers.

Busy Internet is a high-tech community centre with a mission to promote social and economic development through state-of-the-art services and public debates, for modern businesses and individuals.

Established in November of 2001 in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the centre is housed in the former L'air Liquide gas bottling factory and is a joint venture with Fidelity Investment Advisors Ltd., Databank and Busy Internet International.

Busy's unique approach is to create an environment with the very latest infrastructure so that stakeholders can focus their efforts on building their ideas, rather than struggling with the expense and difficulties associated with connectivity, power and equipment.

As such, Busy provides the very latest in services that small companies and individuals may desire to do, and takes the headache out of setting up an office. More importantly, Busy seeks to create a community of like-minded entrepreneurs where proximity breeds innovation and shared services.

The company has already hosted companies that specialize in software development, business process outsourcing, web development, connectivity, distance education, and digital entrepreneurship.

Busy offers six core services: fully serviced office spaces that are available to rent on a temporary or long term basis to IT-related companies; conference/training facilities with PC-rentals, catering, and high-tech equipment; an exceptionally fast public internet facility with100 state-of-the art flat screen terminals; a corporate ISP delivering high-speed connectivity via wireless to select customers; a digital documentation centre offering copies, faxing, drop-off and design services; and a restaurant and bar.

The centre is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Other services include video-conferencing, executive browsing lounge, laptop connectivity, a wireless hotspot service, dial up access for customers, internet training for schools and kids, weekend movies, as well as monthly debates on the opportunities that new technology may offer.

With a range of events, training, debates, as well as a growing community of IT entrepreneurs, the Busy Internet story has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and in all the print media such as The Daily Graphic, Ghanaian Times, The Statesman etc and is a key Ghanaian initiative focused on transforming the local economy to meet the opportunities of the digital age.

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