Akufo-Addo drives ICT transformation in Ghana with Huawei

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with his wife and executives of Huawei

As part of his visit to China, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo visited Huawei’s Executive Briefing Center and held talks with Yi Xiang, Senior Vice President of Huawei.

During the talks, President Akufo-Addo said, Huawei is now working on many ICT projects that are driving development in Ghana.

“We look forward to working with Huawei to advance ICT transformation for a better connected smart Ghana,” he said.

President Akufo-Addo said the friendship between Ghana and China has laid a good foundation for trade between our countries.

As a leading global ICT provider, Huawei has pioneered the contribution to national construction of Ghana and has been involved in a number of important ICT projects that are vital to our economic well-being. Huawei has made great contribution to boosting ICT infrastructure, expanding connectivity, and advancing our digital agenda in Ghana.

Yi Xiang said under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, Ghana is enjoying fast, sustainable economic growth.

In particular, Ghana has been actively advancing an agenda of economic transformation and industrialization. The country’s business environment is improving, and this has allowed the ICT industry to play a key role in driving economic development.

“Guided by our core values, we have been committed to building a stronger ICT infrastructure in Ghana, aiming to bring digital to more people, homes, and organizations,” Yi reiterated.

Commenting on Huawei’s achievements in the ICT field, President Akufo-Addo
said he is very impressed by Huawei’s corporate values, describing it as “one of my most important takeaways from this visit to China which can be adopted in government department”.

He added that ICT creates unlimited possibilities, and Ghana hopes to continue to work closely with Huawei to build communications infrastructure, expand the use of ICT services, and train a skilled workforce.

“Looking to the future, I am sure that the government of Ghana and Huawei will have a strong and fruitful relationship,” President Akufo-Addo concluded.

Yi said, Huawei is committed to improving connectivity in Africa using practical innovations that fit with Africa’s needs.

He added Huawei has put its combination of global expertise and local experience at Ghana’s service. “We hope to help the country build even stronger ICT infrastructure and further expand connectivity, giving more people equal access to knowledge, skills, and opportunities for growth” Yi concluded.