Accra, May 12, GNA – Market women at the end of a three-day capacity building seminar on the use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) have been asked to associate trade at the market place with the use of the technology for improvement.
Mr Ernest Attuquaye Armah, Deputy Minister of Communication urged the women not to leave the knowledge and skills gained from the seminar unpracticed but rather should let their children to support them in the learning process.
Mr Armah made the called at the end of the seminar where more than 100 participants were drawn from the Greater Accra, Eastern, Central and Western Regions.
The event, which was an initiative of the National Communication Authority, was partnered by the Kofi Annan ICT Centre, ESOKO and Google Ghana.
The programme was also to serve as a platform for awareness creation among market women on the opportunities that prevail in the use of ICTs and how it empowers them to achieve their rightful place in the world of technology.
He said the ICT uptake could now be found in its integration into the educational system and the gradual modernization of the institutions through infrastructure development to improve efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery.
He called on the organisers to initiate more of such training for women in the country to promote the element of sustainable development in today's competitive global economy.
“Utilize the available skills you have acquired today to exploit the emerging ICT opportunities effectively to enhance service delivery,” he added.
The Minister expressed the hope that the seminar would open opportunities for the participants to contribute to the accelerated development of the country.