The Vice-President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has assured Ghanaians that more ICT start-ups will be established in the country.
This was after he visited some ICT firms to familiarise with their operations and take note of their challenges for government’s attention.
He said understanding the challenges and opportunities in the ICT sector, would better inform policy formulation to achieve a Ghana beyond aid.
This he said will also provide tailored solutions for industry, especially startups.
After visiting companies like DreamOval, Hubtel, Softtribe, and Farmerline Ghana Limited, the Vice President commended them for their effort.
Vice-President Bawumia applauded them, for providing employment for the many ICT graduates.
He also pledged government’s commitment to ensuring the establishment and growth of more start-ups.
“We believe that the future of Ghana is a future that has to be anchored on ICT,” he said.
According to him, if Ghana will make progress and go beyond aid, then the onus lies in Ghanaians being very efficient in they we do.
“And to be very efficient, you have to anchor it on ICT,” he added.
He said government wants to set the framework, and the environment, to enable start-ups operate better.
“Whether it’s health, police or military, agriculture, or revenue collection, you can help us with the sort of innovations that you can come up with,” he said.
The Vice-President encouraged the ICT firms to engage government on a discussion of their challenges.
He encouraged them to keep up the good work as he promised government will be very supportive.