Yamoransa in the Mfantseman municipality of the Central Region now has a two-storey Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre and library.
This follows a partnership between the community, Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC), the University of Cape Coast (UCC), American Foundry Society (AFS) Ghana and Ghana Think, with support from Vodafone Ghana and other stakeholders.
The building is made up of a classroom, reading rooms, conference rooms, kitchen, wash rooms and a computer laboratory, which would be stocked with 35 computers and eBooks, covering various subjects.
Speaking at the inauguration of the centre, which coincided with the end of YASC’s fourth programme in community development last Saturday, the United States Ambassador, Mr. Robert Jackson, said YASC had supported the development of communities in Ghana.
He said services provided by the volunteers of YASC help to address unique problems identified by the communities, adding that they would continue to support Ghana to enhance living conditions of the people.
Mr Jackson said the project has the potential to provide marketing and employment opportunities to the people.
The Pro Vice Chancellor of UCC, Professor George Oduro, noted that ICT plays key role in national development.
Nana Akwa II, Chief of Yamoransa KojoKrom and Sumankwahen of the Nkusukum traditional area, said computer literacy could help alleviate poverty.
From Jonathan Donkor, Cape Coast