GIFEC presents computers to 46 CICs

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), yesterday presented computers and accessories worth GH¢1, 174,098 to the Birth and Death Registry and 46 Community Information Centres (CIC) across the country.

The equipment presented to the Death and Birth Registry included 100 desktop computers, 20 laptops, six scanners, 10 servers, 10 printers and 10 air conditioners valued at GH¢435,620.Administrator of GIFEC,Mr. Kwabena Acheampong(second from left) presenting the equipment to the Registrar of Birth and Death Registry,Mr. John Yaw Agbeko.

The centres also received 160 desktops, 25 printers, 60 scanners and 34 projectors worth GH¢ 738,478.

Addressing the gathering at the forecourt of the State House, the administrator of GIFEC, Mr. Kwabena Acheampong said the gesture was in fulfilment of his outfit’s commitment to bridge the Information Communication Technology gap in the country.

He said, it was also to help enhance the work of other state institutions to deliver effectively.

Mr. Acheampong further urged them to put the materials to the intended use.

John Yao Agbeko, who received the items on behalf of the Birth and Death Registry, expressed his appreciation to GIFEC, saying, it had come at the right time.

He said it would go a long way to help them as they embark on a mission to move from manual to electronic registration.

The District Chief Executive of Adansi North, Abdul Latif Majeedu, who also  received the presentation on behalf of the centres expressed his appreciation to GIFEC for the support and promised to adequately  maintain them.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme    

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