AITI-KACE Receives One Million Dollar Grant


 

The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) has received a One Million Dollar Grant from the Government of India through its High Commission in Ghana.

The grant is to aid AITI-KACE in capacity building for the expanding needs of ICT and Electronic Research, Product Development and Service Delivery to drive growth of the Ghanaian economy, by adopting modern strategies.

A short ceremony was held at the AITI-KACE Auditorium, where the High Commissioner of India to Ghana, Mr. Birender Singh Yadav handed over the cheque to a deputy Communications Minister, Mr. Vincent Sowah Odotei, on behalf of the Centre.

The event was also use as part of the commemoration of the 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

The Director General of AITI-KACE, Mr. Kwasi Adu-Gyan, expressed appreciation to the Indian government for the grant, saying  the grant will assist the Centre to execute projects with milestones and deliverables in respect to the setting up of state-of-the-art facilities in the areas of software development, quality control, VLS/Embedded and E-Learning facilities.

He said, the AITI-KACE has laid down plans with the Centre for the Development of Advanced Computing, India (CDAC-India), to develop these facilities that will enable strengthens AITI-KACE’s mandate to provide technology solutions and innovation drive to Ghana and the sub-region, looking at Ghana Beyond Aid and the Digitization Agenda.

The High Commissioner of India to Ghana, Mr. Birender in his remarks, indicated that the government of India was pleased to have donated the amount to Ghana to aid its ICT advancement.

He further indicated that the grant formed part of the 150 Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement.

The Deputy Minister of Communication, Mr. Vincent Sowah Odotei, receiving the grant on behalf of the Centre said it will go a long way to help the government achieve part of its aid free agenda.

He reiterated that the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda was never rhetoric, but something the Akufo Addo led government was keen in achieving.