The Director General of the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE), Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari, has visited Korea for a 5-day study program for an ICT Development Consultation Program in Ghana.
The focus of the program was to get support from the Koreans to help the government embark on the digitalisation agenda through the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD).
Speaking during the visit, Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari, stated that GI-KACE is capable of supporting the government’s digitalisation agenda through Research and Innovation, Training, and Consultancy. He highlighted some of the archetypes of GI-KACE, which include: Ghana’s first open-source Operating System called Nyansapo Operating System Solution (NOSS); the e-Leave Solution, which is an enterprise web-based leave management solution; the Cocoa Bean Quality Detector; Solar-powered Irrigation System; Performance Appraisal Platform; Invoicing and Revenue Mobilisation Platform; GPS-based Object Tracker and the e-Asset Management System which is also a web-based real-time asset management system for organizations among others.
The program, organised by the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) and sponsored by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) of the Republic of Korea, focused on ICT Policy, Information Security, Digital Economy, and Innovation.
The Ghanaian delegation included Director General for NITA, Mr. Richard Edmund Okyere-Fosu; Director for IT Department at MoCD, Mr. Samuel Antwi-Gyekyi; Deputy Director for PPDMED at MoCD; Mr. Emmanuel Ofori, Initiative Lead for Ghana CARES Project, Ms. Alexis Akyaa Boahen Owusu and the Manager for Child Online of Cyber Security Authority (CSA), Ms. Afia Darko Asante.