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Why Ghana Needs To Pay Attention To Software Development


July 8, 2022, 1:55 a.m.

Software development is one of Ghana's most promising industries, and it's also one of the fastest-growing industries in the world, with an estimated value of $1 trillion as of 2020. Ghana has already begun to invest in software development, and this trend is likely to continue. For these reasons, Ghanaians need to be aware of software development's potential benefits and pay attention to the software development industry.

Developers are at the forefront of innovation and helping shape the tech industry's future. Given this, there is a need to grow and support more software developers that can provide digitalization services to traditional businesses, specifically micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

With digitization, businesses can organize, integrate, and keep information online, saving space and making it accessible to those who need it. Additionally, safeguarding data from strangers is simple.

Software development can help Ghanaian businesses to be more competitive in the global marketplace by increasing their visibility and creating solutions for Ghana's numerous societal issues. For instance, DrugNet improves access to healthcare, AgroCenta improves agriculture, Bethniel Finance improves finances, and Craft education access to education. All these become possible and seamless by integrating software development and digitalization into our daily lives.

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Moreover, countries with more developers make more money. A recent study has shown that countries with more software developers make more money. The study found that, on average, countries with more software developers make twice more per person than countries with fewer software developers. This difference is even more pronounced in countries with higher levels of technology adoption. In these countries, the average per-person income is three or four times higher than in countries with lower levels of technology adoption.

This is in line with previous research showing that countries with more technologically advanced economies are more prosperous. So what does this all mean? It means that if Ghanaians want to live in a prosperous country, then the country should produce more software developers.

In conclusion, if Ghana wants to make strides towards becoming more competitive, it needs software developers. The Ghanaian government should invest in training and education for software developers and should also create incentives for software developers to stay in Ghana and work for Ghanaian companies. By doing so, Ghana can create a thriving software development industry, which will drive economic growth and help Ghana compete on the global stage.


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