GI-KACE Welcomes Mahatma Gandhi's statue
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) accepts the statue of Mahatma Gandhi to its premises to signify the excellent relationship between Ghana and India.
Mr. Kwasi Adu Gyan, Director General of GI-KACE in his welcome address acknowledged Mahatma Gandhi the founder of modern day India, who represented and continues to represent a strong voice in the history of world politics.
According to Mr. Adu Gyan, Gandhi’s magnificent example of personal sacrifice and dedication in the face of oppression was one of his many legacies to the world.
He described the unveiling ceremony of the Statue as another milestone in the relationship that exists between the GI-KACE and similar training institutions in India, recounting that “established in 2003, the GI-KACE is one of the marks of co-operation existing between the governments of Ghana and India.
The Director General of GI-KACE narrated that the MoU between Ghana and India with respect to the setting up of the Centre was explicit on what needed to be done, where in the past the Centre has been known for the quality of training it has been providing individuals and institutions in Ghana and beyond.
He continued to disclose that the GI-KACE wants to make the quality of training it offer even stronger, which is being done through the support from India.
According to Mr. Adu Gyan, he travelled to India in respect to a grant from the Indian Government, during the visit an agreement was signed with CDAC to support the development of 5 state-of-the art facilities.
Discussions were initiated and indeed far advanced with Standardization, Testing and Quality Certification Directorate of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of India for assistance and Technology support to develop and implement quality assurance and conformity assessment services in IT and e-Governance Sector of Ghana.
During the recent trip, the Director General and his team visited IIT MADRAS in India to discuss a partnership with them to bring some of their most-sought after programs in GI-KACE, however, GI-KACE has been selected by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to run their ITEC programs, by this selection, Ghana joins four other countries around the globe to run the DATA ANALYTICS and HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING programs.
The India High Commissioner to Ghana, H.E Birender Singh unveiling the ststue, expressed the confidence that relocation of the statue to GI-KACE will bring an end to what was a misguided campaign about certain writings of Mahatma Gandhi.