Vodafone Ghana has partnered with Stanbic Bank to digitally empower students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The initiative is aimed at fostering the creation of digital solutions that solves pressing challenges confronting the Ghanaian society.

However, the two companies will team up with Hacklab Foundation to organise a Hackathon in Kumasi.

It is a four-day event, which begins on 5th April and ends on the 8th.

The event will focus on the theme: “Building Fourth Industrial Cities; Are we Ready?”

It will also serve as a platform in eliciting solutions to local problems in the areas of transportation systems, energy supply, healthcare delivery and agriculture.

According to Vodafone Ghana, it hopes to use this platform to raise awareness and provide answers that will become benchmarks in simplifying lives.

This it says, will lead to consistent economic emancipation for the average Ghanaian.

Commenting ahead of the event, Angela Mensah-Poku, Enterprise Business Director at Vodafone said: “Our strategy to digitally empower the youth and ensure that noone is left behind continues to define all we say and do.

Our partnership with Stanbic to deliver this Hackathon demonstrates our commitment to take our relationship with KNUST to another level.

Our status as a leading telecom company in Ghana means we have the power to drive change in our society and this is one of the many avenues we are deploying to accelerate Ghana’s digital journey.”

Per reports, participants of the event will be grouped into teams and tasked to come out with solutions to key problems.

According to Vodafone, lots of cash prizes will be awarded to winners.