Leading global ICT company, Huawei has equipped the Education Ministry with a set of fully installed Body Sensing Camera to enable it to screen all persons coming to its premises.
This is to enable them as a measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The donation which took place on Thursday at the Education Ministry Office Complex.
This is the latest in a series of initiatives and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that the tech giant has undertaken to support Ghana’s fight against Covid-19 through the use of innovative technology.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the Ministry, the Deputy Minister of Education, Barbara Ayisi Acher, expressed gratitude to Huawei for their continuous support of the sector.
She said the donation was very useful to the Ministry as with will help them screen person coming in more easily.
She added that the Ministry looks forward to more partnership with Huawei during and post Covid-19 to collectively work towards the development of the education sector and the nation as a whole.
Chief Technical Officer, Carrier Business at Huawei Ghana, Kweku Essuman Quansah said, “Huawei is committed to helping Ghana win the battle against Covid-19 and we are determined now more than ever to use the full force of our innovative technologies to do this.
“It is, therefore, our hope and believes that through this donation the Ministry of Education would be able to automatically detect persons with elevated body temperature thereby controlling the spread by identifying individuals who may be exhibiting symptoms while ensuring physical distancing”.
He said Huawei has over the past 19 years of operating in Ghana supported the education sector immensely through various initiatives.
Mr Quansah cited the Huawei ICT Talent Ecosystem which has trained over 1500 tertiary students to help grow Ghana’s ICT talent pool.
He also mentioned the company’s CSR initiatives like donation of ICT laboratories to Public Universities in Ghana among others.
Mr Essuman Quansah also commended the government for putting in place robust measures in gradually returning life to normalcy while controlling the spread in other to effectively lives and businesses.