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Accra Digital Centre Offers Hope to Ghana’s budding IT Firms

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The Ghana Digital Centres Limited (GDCL) has extended an invitation to interested companies to submit applications as tenants at the Accra Digital Centre for the purposes of digital innovation and job creation.

GDCL’s mission is to lead the development of Technology Parks and Digital Centres across Ghana by providing the required infrastructure, facilities, environment, services and programmes that foster the growth of the ICT and Business Process Outsourcing industry as part of a strategy to make Ghana the ICT/BPO hub of the sub-region.

According to the GDCL, the Accra Digital Centre is capable of hosting up to 10,000 direct digital and ancillary jobs and has accordingly asked interested ICT companies who are interested in getting office space at the Centre for their operations to download application forms at www.adc.gov.gh/forms or pick up forms from Accra Digital Centre office, in Accra.

It said the Accra Digital Centre, which is a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)/Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre established by the government with support from the World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation in Accra, is ready to host ICT/BPO companies for the purpose of spurring digital job creation.

The facility’s BPO Centre consists of 12 unit blocks, each with space of 750 sqm, providing total workspace of 9,000 sqm and six one-storey office buildings with 24 rooms to serve as common service areas.

One block is reserved for digital entrepreneurship programme to help nurture technology startups.

The Ghana Digital Centres Limited is the parent company (GDCL), under the Ministry of Communications. The ministry oversees the management of the centre to ensure that it is operated on a sustainable basis.

According to the acting CEO of GDCL, Eric Ofosu Nkansah, government is providing technology companies and entrepreneurs with the affordable infrastructure and facilities at the centre to enable them to grow.

Over the years, high rental fees for office space in Accra has been a hindrance to the growth of the BPO sector in Ghana and government is, therefore, providing the affordable work space as an incentive to attract more companies in the BPO space to help drive the BPO/ICT industry, he said.

The necessary background work required for start of operations at the centre has been completed by management, he added.

He said there were plans by GDCL to establish an ICT park or Digital Centre per region to harness the digital potential of the entire country to promote Job creation and economic development.

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