"Ghana Must Seize The Chance To Keep Up With The Current Technological Pace."- Hon. Kwaku Afriyie


Oct. 27, 2022, 10:06 a.m.

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI) Hon. Kwaku Afriyie has urged Ghanaians to seize the opportunity to keep up with the current technological pace.

The minister said this at the Ghana Digital Innovations Week opening ceremony on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre.

Speaking at the opening ceremony in Accra, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology Innovation, Hon. Kwaku Afriyie expressed his delight to be part of the event, paid gratitude to the organizers, and thanked them for the great initiative. He also urged all attendees to take an opportunity to learn more to help expand all aspects of the Ghanaian tech ecosystem.

"Ghana Digital Innovation Week is a demonstration of our commitment to keeping pace in the direction of innovation and the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI) is proud to be associated with this particular event because even though we are not exactly masters of innovations in terms of custody, we symbolically have custody of innovation," he said.

"So to make sure that innovation is effected in every aspect of our lives MESTI keeps tap of everything and we hope that when it comes to the digital systems, in relation to innovation it is anchored in the office of the vice president so that all sectors can be represented" the minister added.

"The world has gone through various ways of revolution, and When it comes to process, developing and middle-income countries have not been able to keep pace as expected, the fourth industrial revolution is yet another way of the industrial revolution that has ushered the world into an era of front yard technologies. Developing Countries such as Ghana must seize the opportunity to leapfrog pace and not go through the routine path that our developed years passed to be here. I value a system where we can devise our means and leave certain aspects of our digital revolution ahead of some of our developed partners because there are several aspects to digitization and innovation; we can make a positive contribution based on our cultural experiences and our social-cultural circumstances. We can make a positive contribution to the digital revolution that is happening. Several dimensions have their rules in Africa and how they are employed in the economic forum and social sector, leaving several areas of human development relevant to the African situation. We can make our unique contribution as part of the contribution of the development of the human principle. He continued.

The second edition of the event, dubbed "Glocalizing Ghana's Digital and Innovative Ecosystem, opportunities for economic development," attracted Top Government Officials from the Ministry, Ambassadors of States, and other top Tech enthusiasts from all across Africa.

The three-day event is scheduled to bring together policy players, digital and technology personalities, and enthusiasts from all walks of life in the subsequent days.

Ghana Digital Innovation Week (GDIW) is a platform for players in the digital space to learn, share ideas, and network to enhance the country's digital innovation ecosystem.

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It comprises workshops that produce concrete outcomes, including road maps, capacity building, action plans, declarations, recommendations, social learning, and business opportunities.

The event opened with a musical performance from highlife performer six strings, who took attendees through a series of soothing highlife music.

It continued with speeches from the German Ambassador to Ghana, Mr. Daniel Krull, The Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, Shlomit Sufa, and the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Mr. Kwaku Afriyie.

The event continues with other essential and provoking topics today and is expected to end on Friday.


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