Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation with Finland in Information Communication and Technology (ICT).

The MoU was signed by Ghana’s Minister of Communication, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, and the Minister of Transport and Communication in Helsinki, Finland, Anne Berner.

According to the Second Secretary of the Embassy of Finland, Abuja, Otto Stenius, said the document signed identified areas of common interest ranging from multimedia and software applications to electronic commerce and broadband networks.

The document also made reference to encouraging investment and technology partnerships.

It also highlighted commercial and industrial exchanges, business partnerships, as well as promoting educational and learning exchanges and facilitating joint programmes and seminars.

However, during her two days visit to Finland,  Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful, held bilateral discussions with Ms. Berner.

During the discussion, the two Ministers focused on cooperation possibilities in various areas, and agreed that in a digitalised environment connectivity is of the essence.

According to a statement issued,  Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful met the funding agencies; Finnvera and Finnfund, and discussed with them possible cooperation with Ghana in the areas of ICT and digitalisation.

It said at Nokia Headquarters in Espoo  Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful was introduced to Nokia technologies and latest innovations in the field of communication technology, digitalisation and safe cities, at the company’s Executive Experience Centre.

The Ambassador of Finland to Ghana (but based in Abuja), Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury,  said the discussions and the signing of the MoU demonstrated the excellent relations between Finland and Ghana.

He said it highlights the possibility that many more cooperative projects could still be tapped.

Report by: Stephanie Horsu