Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ghana’s latest ICT project Hope City will cost USD10 Billion




Ghana’s latest ICT project Hope City will cost USD10 Billion according to official from Rlg. The project which will have a computer hardware assembly plant, ICT training centre, banks, shops, pleasure, sports, medical and educational facilities all occupying a 150,000 square miles of space at Kasoa a suburb of Accra is expected to employ fifty thousand people . The Hope City Project is an integrated village with facilities for housing, ICT, Recreation, Business and many more.
HOPE City is designed by Architect OBR as a vertical city composed by six towers linked together by a system of bridges at different height, including common activities and amenities, creating an interconnection of different functions from very public to very private.
HOPE is the acronym of Home, Office, People and Environment.  The City would be built on a plot of 100,000 sqm, developing a total gross floor area of approximately 1,500,000sqm. The project, spearheaded by rLG communications in collaboration with the Government of Ghana, as part of the National Development Policy Framework, is expected to be a replicate of the Silicon Valley in the United States.
The President John Dramani Mahama who cut the sod for the commencement of work on a 10 billion-dollar rlg communication building complex noted that the Project is in line with government’s commitment to working with the private sector to facilitate growth and ensure the fiscal development of our country. “As you are all aware knowledge is driving the world; technology parks, cyber city, e-government and Silicon Valley are pushing the boundaries of the impossible. Wealth and economic growth is no longer dependent on how much gold, timber or oil you have” he added
In attendance is the Senior Vice President of Microsoft Corporation, Mr. Ali Famamwy.



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Thursday, February 14, 2013

GTUC win the confidence of International Universities




It started as a training institution for personnel’s of the then Ghana Telecom Corporation where intermediate courses were offered to most of the technicians and engineers at Ghana Telecom to upgrade their skills. After series of thoughtful deliberation with major stakeholders in the field of education and communications in the country , the Ghana Telecom College was transformed into a higher learning institution in November 2005 and its now known as the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC). Granted accreditation by the country’s accreditation Board in March, 2006, Ghana University College has become the toast of many aspiring young engineers who would like to venture into the field of technology and communication not only from Ghana but across the world. With the currently the student population of GTUC stand at 3500 with 2000 undergraduates and 1500 post graduate the institution has shun out world class graduates who are making impacts especially in the telecommunication industry in Ghana and other African countries. GTUC is affiliated to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, Aalborg University, Denmark and Coventry University, UK.
The University College according to officials of the school is working to carve an outstanding reputation as leader in teaching excellence and a world class center of research and intellectual creativity. Because of its ingenuity and innovativeness, GTUC has gain the admiration of other internationally acclaimed higher institutions of learning hence collaborating or partnering GTUC in their bid to exchange programs, share ideas and cooperate in other academic fields.
Guilin University of Technology (GUT) from the Republic People of China is one of such institution to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ghana Telecom University College (GTUC) in Accra.
Signing the MoU,the President of GTUC, Dr. Osei K.Darkwa noted that GTUC continues to attract partners of international repute such as GUT because of GTUC’s continues drive to deliver high quality technology education not only to students of Ghana but within the sub-region.  He believes that the pact signed with GUT, like others will have great impact on both institutions as they prepare for the introduction of new cutting-edge courses.
The MoU will also promote cooperation in the following areas:
·         Exchange of academic programs, publications and information
·         Joint research projects and organizing symposia and conferences
·         Exchange of faculty members and research fellows
·         Exchange of students
Both institutions will also conduct activities that will contribute to the development of academia, staff, and students.
Guilin University of Technology (GUT) is located in Guilin, which is recognized as on of the most famous scenic cities in the world. Since its founding in 1956, the University has maintained its commitment to promoting and maintaining excellence in teaching and research, having nurtured large numbers of outstanding talents and made significant contributions to the thriving and prosperity of China, especially to the development of the local economy. The University is very proud of its extensive research programmes, its international reputation and its excellent record of graduate employment.