Mr. Dominic Oduro Antwi, the President of the Ghana India Trade Advisory Chamber (GITAC), has urged African youth to actively participate in technological activities to drive the continent's transformation and secure its future.
Mr. Oduro Antwi emphasized the potential of technology to equip young Africans with essential skills and knowledge that are highly sought after in today's digital economy.
He highlighted that engagement in technological pursuits could unlock opportunities for employment, entrepreneurship, and economic empowerment among African youth.
These opportunities not only benefit individuals but also contribute to the overall economic growth and development of the continent.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr. Oduro Antwi stressed the urgent need for Africa's youth to embrace technology as a tool to address critical challenges, including poverty, healthcare, education, and sustainable development.
He stated, “By equipping young Africans with the necessary skills and knowledge, they can lead the way in finding innovative solutions to these complex issues.”
Mr. Oduro Antwi emphasized that technology serves as a catalyst for transformation across various sectors such as education, healthcare, agriculture, and governance. Active participation in technology-related activities allows African youth to play a pivotal role in driving digital transformation.
He noted that this transformation could lead to improved access to quality education, enhanced healthcare services, increased agricultural productivity, and more transparent and efficient governance systems. “Engaging in technology activities empowers African youth to shape their own future and contribute to the development and progress of the continent,” he stated.
GITAC, under Mr. Oduro Antwi's leadership, recognizes the importance of bridging the digital divide and ensuring equal access to technology for all.
They have initiated programs promoting digital literacy, infrastructure development, and affordable internet connectivity across the continent.
The President of GITAC emphasized that by addressing these challenges, GITAC aims to create an inclusive and equitable tech ecosystem that benefits all African youth. He reaffirmed GITAC's commitment to empowering youth as catalysts for change through technology.
Mr. Oduro Antwi also called upon the public to join GITAC in celebrating its five-year anniversary, highlighting the chamber's dedication to fostering technological advancement and youth empowerment in Africa.
Reporting by Ibrahim Bah AbdulRahman. Editing by Mariam Aminu.