Skip to main content

Vodafone partners KNUST to launch Ghana’s first technology hub


Ghana’s Most Respected Telecommunications company, Vodafone Ghana, has partnered the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology and mFriday to launch the first-ever Technology Hub in Ghana that will provide an invaluable opportunity for developers of web-based mobile content to introduce commercially viable mobile products.

The ‘Tech Hub’ will allow mobile application developers to share ideas, activate their web applications, and build solutions for Ghana. The innovative initiative is based on the Digital Hub and iHub based in Ireland and Kenya respectively.

The facility will give entrepreneurs involved in technology, web developers and the business community the platform to interact, collaborate and fully unleash the booming technological climate in Kumasi, and by extension, the entire nation.  

These mobile applications, which would be largely designed for the Ghanaian market, would allow designers to test their mobile and technological products. The hub will also serve as a flourishing ground for people working in the technological industry to meet, train, hold workshops and conferences, and generally provide a library of resources for building capacity and knowledge.

The centre has a lounge area for group meetings, desks and work spaces for personal work and enclosed spaces for meetings.

Nii Boye Agyei, Commercial Director of Vodafone Ghana, said ‘With the launch of this Tech Hub in Ghana, we have once again demonstrated our passion for innovation, and have re-affirmed our reputation and position as the leader in the telecommunications industry. We all agree that technology is a key driver of change; that is why Vodafone decided to partner mFriday and the KNUST to build this facility that will provide life-changing opportunities for entrepreneurs, individuals and businesses”. 

“We have gone to great lengths to furnish this facility with the necessary technological and physical structures that will provide limitless possibilities to the individuals and groups who will be working from here. Vodafone Ghana’s mission on this project is to empower Ghanaians to achieve their potential, to bring industry closer to academia, and to foster and propel locally developed solutions for community needs. We are very proud to be a part of the first ever Tech hub and are looking forward to the innovative ideas and products which will come out of it. We will continue to be at the forefront of such innovative initiatives in the industry, and in Ghana”.

The Pro Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Professor Peter Donkor added that ‘we are very excited to be involved in creating and building future technology leaders. KNUST has always housed bright minds and with the partnership of Vodafone Ghana & mFriday, we are well equipped in building the skills for the future technology business leaders in Ghana.’

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Deputy AG sues Facebooker over 'malicious' Ameri deal

The Deputy Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Mr Dominic Ayine has filed a defamation suit at an Accra High Court against a Facebook commentator, Evron Hughes.
In Mr Ayine’s statement of claim, sighted by Graphic Online, he accused Mr Hughes of defaming him in a post he authored and published on Facebook on December 21, 2015, titled “RE: AMERI TRANSACTION”.
According to the Deputy A-G, the “false and malicious” post has provoked “public disaffection” against him and exposed him to public ridicule and contempt.
Describing Mr Hughes as a “self-styled social media blogger and a social commentator”, Mr Ayine said the Facebook post had brought his hard-won reputation “as a respected politician, teacher and lawyer” into “hatred, ridicule, odium, discredit, contempt, opprobrium and reproach”.
The Deputy A-G said the “defamatory words” were authored with the sole intent to reduce him in the estimation of all right thinking Ghanaians, adding that he had received numerou…

Meet Ghanaian female shoemaker

The Saint Ozwald shoe brand

By: Fred Yaw SARPONG
The Daily Express

From her humble beginning in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo region, a senior high female graduate from the Twene Amanfo Senior high in the Brong Ahafo Sunyani and a Ghanaian now boasts of being one of the most popular Made-in-Ghana shoe brands and has the most number of celebrity endorsements.
Sandra Ozwald, CEO of Saint Ozwald

After Sandrah Ozwald completed school in 2013, her parent couldn't have enough money to help her continue school so she planned to do something for herself by selling ice cream, groundnut cakes or food. Back at the senior high, Sandra used to make groundnut cakes, condensed toffees and ice cream to support herself since her mother couldn't provide all for her.

With 12 siblings and the only girl child (2nd born) among them, and whiles planning which of these to sell, Sandra attended a friend’s wedding and the grooms shoe looked so attractive to her.

According to her, the groom’s shoes were Ma…