Ghana and Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic ICT cooperation between Huawei and Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Ghana.
As a result, Huawei will serve as the strategic ICT partner of the Ghanaian government and leverage on the company’s rich global ICT experience to boost ICT development, transfer ICT knowledge and skills, and accelerate the development of the national ICT infrastructure for Ghana.
The agreement was reached following a visit by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to China upon the invitation of the Vice President of China. In China, Dr. Bawumia also visited Huawei’s Executive Briefing Center in Beijing. He experienced the telepresence video conference system to interact with Huawei Ghana employees and some representatives of the students who have just returned to Ghana after benefitting from the “Seeds for the Future” program sponsored by Huawei.
The Vice President held talks with the Senior Vice President of Huawei, Mr. Li Dafeng. Commenting on his impression, Dr. Bawumia said, “The emphasis on R & D, the customer centric culture and the focus on efficient service delivery has been the key driving force in the success of Huawei.” “Huawei’s contribution towards the development of ICT in Ghana has been very helpful and thus the Government will further leverage on the world-class expertise of Huawei in the areas of ICT to collaboratively build a better connected Ghana,” he also noted.
Mr. Li Dafeng expressed his gratitude to the Vice President for his high profiled appreciation of Huawei and said Huawei very much looks forward to continue the relationship with the government of Ghana. He further noted that Huawei will continue the implementation of existing projects as well as collaborate with the key government ministries and agencies to effectively plan and design solutions needed for the development for ICT in Ghana.
Huawei will also through the “Seeds for the Future” program continue to transfer ICT knowledge among the Ghanaian youth, nurture skills, and make more contributions towards the socio-economic development of Ghana.
Also present, were the Second Lady of Ghana-Hajia Samira Bawumia; Chinese Ambassador to Ghana – H.E. Madam Sun Baohong; Hon Freddie Blay; Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful – Minister of Communications; Hon. Mohammed Amin Adam; Deputy Minister of Energy, Hon. Mohammed Habib Tijani; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Charles Dwamena, Deputy Ambassador to China were also present during the aforementioned activities.