Ellembelle MP empowers youth through ICT training

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

More than 80 youths in the Ellembele Constituency of the Western Region have acquired knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at the IPMC training facility at Esiama to equip them with skills to be in tune with modern technology in a competitive globalised world.

The one month training programme which started in June this year, took the trainees through Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Publisher.

The brain behind this initiative is the Member of Parliament for Ellembele, Mr Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, who also sponsored the one month free ICT training for senior high school graduates in the area.

In a remark, the Centre Director of the Esiama IMPC learning centre, Mr Jerry Jones Afful, acknowledged the efforts of his instructors, and the professional manner in which they handled the trainees during the one month period.

He also used the opportunity to commend the MP for his wonderful kind hearted dream of ICT development for the youth in the area.

Mr Afful was optimistic that the knowledge acquired would propel the trainees in any advanced ICT programme or career they wish to undertake in the future.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the MP acknowledged the fact that, the world today was moving at a faster rate with the help of ICT, making it very easy to bridge the gap between the rural and urban people and also helps to reduce the rate of poverty that had engulfed the world especially the developing world.

He was emphatic that without ICT, it would become difficult to deal with issues of security, development and poverty in this 21st century where technology had taken a centre stage of almost everything we do.

On his intention to sponsor his constituents, the MP said, “I have committed myself to see to the realisations of the dreams and aspirations of the teeming youth in my constituency in areas such as higher education, profitable business ventures and vocational and technical skills”.

“This free ICT programme and many others that will follow, are all aimed at giving you the necessary skills and tools required to work in sophisticated working environments and to free you from too much financial dependency,” he added.

He assured the current graduates of his commitment to support with 20 per cent course fee and a free laptop to those who would enrol in an advanced ICT programme from the Western College of Technology-IMPC learning centre in Esiama.

Nana Mireku-Tumi I, Daamuhene of Akyim Atwereso, who presided, advised the youth to put into practice, the knowledge they had acquired and also upgrade themselves in the career they have chosen, in order to secure a brighter future as IT professionals.

Receiving their certificates, the beneficiaries expressed their utmost appreciation to the MP for the training and also for giving them the opportunity to be part of the maiden training.

They assured the MP that the investment would not go waste as they promised to further become sought after IT experts in the Ellembele District and Ghana at large.

Each participant received a certificate of participation in Microsoft office user professional, issued by IPMC.GNA


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