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Gov’t encourages girls to take advantage of opportunities in ICT

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The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu- Ekuful has decried the huge skills shortfall of women in the ICT sector.

In most institutions, the number of men in ICT outnumber that of women. A situation which the Minister said does not augur well for Ghana, especially, when it is aiming at achieving SDG Goal 1, 5 and 10,  which are aimed at reducing poverty and achieving Gender Equality.

Mrs Erkuful was speaking in Accra at an Open day for award Winners of GIRL-IN-ICT from  the Western Region.

She called for urgent measures to be put in place to ensure the promotion of ICT Careers  among young people.

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