Leading technology news agency, Tech Voice Africa has successfully launched its much awaited project dubbed the “TVADialogue”.
The dialogue which was focused on technology in Ghana for the past 5years and an outlook for 2019, sent thrills down the spine of tech enthusiasts and followers as the conversation unfolded.
Although, Ghana is home for most tech startups, the support base has been very low- an identified hindrance to the success of start-ups.
Speaking to this particular issue, Ato Ulzen-Appiah, Director for GhanaThink Foundation indicated that government needs to support start-ups to enable them scale up.
This, he attributed to the fact that, most tech startups have great initiatives but without the needed support, their ideas can’t be harnessed.
According to him, tech startups have the capacity to bring the change Ghana requires in most of its sectors and as such, government needs to invest in them.
“Tech hubs and incubators are some of the best things to happen to Ghana,” he said highlighting the impact start-ups are making.
These tech hubs he said, have trained talents most of which are without charge and is somehow helping the economy.
Prog. Director for Impact Hub, Kafui Doris Anson-Yevu, speaking to the issue also mentioned that AI is already here and as such individuals need to be equipped to embrace the change.
According to her, people need to think differently and become more creative to enable them stay relevant in the coming years.
“The machines are already here, and not going anywhere, we need to roll with the flow…” she said.
She further entreated government to encourage projects like NEIP (National Entrepreneurship and Innovative Plan), whiles ensuring that start-ups are provided with the needed support be it monetary or infrastructural.
The event ended, with much learnt as Tech Voice Africa promised to bring another exciting edition of the dialogue this month, February 2019.
Ato Ulzen-Appiah, also mentioned that, BarCamp will be coming to GIJ hopefully this year.