The President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo delivered the much anticipated State of the Nation Address today, Feb.10, 2018 in parliament amidst many expectations from Ghanaians as well as the international community.Tech Voice Africa followed proceedings and as a Technology oriented media organization, our interest as expected was in the area of Technology and its related fields.As rightfully expected, the President touched on the high internet penetration, citing the popularity of social media in Ghana as an example. He noted that his government is working through the ministry of communications to ensure some classrooms are equipped with modern technologies to aid teaching and learning.

The President also mentioned the government’s intent on strengthening cyber security, he said. “Government is working to strengthen cyber security to build confidence and protect the use of electronic communications in national development.”

He also stated that government will work to empower the youth in Technology “We will ensure that young technologically savvy people would keep Ghana firmly in the exciting IT economy and its many opportunities.” He added

Speaking on Technology hubs, the government said plans are underway to begin implementation of the framework agreement between Ghana and the Republic of Mauritius, for an initial investment in the development of a technology park in Dawa, in the Greater Accra Region.

H.E. Akufo Addo finally noted that the start of the digital address system, the introduction of paperless transactions at the ports and the rapid and continuing spread of broadband services are all helping to formalize and modernize the Ghanaian economy.

In other related areas, the President said the government is due to equip the Ghana Police Service with Drones to help in crime combat while in Agriculture, He hinted on the implementation of the One-Village-One-Dam project which is said to employ the use of low-tech irrigation system – “This year the One-Village-One-Dam project starts full operation. It is a simple, low-tech project, but these dams will make a big difference to all our lives and the livelihoods of our farmers”. He said.