Accra Digital Centre launched

Ghanaian government expects Accra digital hub to create 10,000 jobs.

Ghana has a new digital hub following the inauguration of the Accra Digital Centre whose $8.3 million cost was financed by the World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Launching the new centre, Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama said the digital hub would boost employment and push forward the nation's information and communication technology sector.

In the pipeline since 2011, the Accra Digital Centre project is housed in series of 12 renovated warehouses belonging to the public works department, providing a total work space of 8,820 sqm.

The government-backed initiative is designed to provide young Ghanaians with a platform for “sustainable entrepreneurial employment” and Mahama estimates that the hub will lead to 10,000 direct and indirect jobs.

The World Bank said the project would help Ghana to become efficient in e-governance.