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WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY.....

By HRH Nii Rolland Cole

 

The government of Ghana in conjunction with the ministry of Communication has held the celebration of World communication Day as mandated by both our national constitution and as mandated by the United Nations.


The Theme for the program was ‘WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ICT.  It started by showing documentary of programs on ICT in the country and the arrival of guests.


After all protocol observed and the Chair had accepted his chair for the occasion, Mr Chairman had this to say. He said he welcome everyone to the celebration. He said the cardinal aim of the program was to build consensus with all the stakeholders involved in the country to enable the creation of deliberate awareness on ICT to the nation.


He gave the background of how communicated started until this day. In 1837 a man by name Faraday was able to demonstrate that electric current could produce reaction.


Years later his theory was encouraged by another great man who propounded that electromagnetism could travel the speed of light time through space. Within a period after these discoveries, the control of the new product became problematic with so many people getting involved with further discovery and usage.  It there for became necessary for the authorities to regulate both the invention and usage at a central control point.


17th May finally became the day that the first convention on telecommunication was adapted in 1932. In 1947, the ITU became the specialised agency in the united state of America under the United Nation’s auspices. Later the head quarters was moved to the United Nation’s head quarters in Geneva. This has had its time both good and bad over the period.


It is one hundred and forty seven years since this inception. Initially communication was very limited in convention only to telegraph messaging.  With time it advanced to cover from digital to internet, from electronic mail to Television.  This is what we are celebration today he continued. He said in November 2005, the secretary of the United Nation was called upon to make a declaration on the position and role of Communication among member states.


In November 2006, this was celebrated a year later. It is important to mention the kind of relationship between the producers and distribution of ICT world wide. It has been Private, Public Partnership and the contribution which stood at sixty five members now stands at one hundred and ninety three countries.


However women who are half the world population are very less involved with this innovative tool of life. The issue of gender has been a very pertinent issue on the organisations mind. There is the need to involve women in the innovation and leadership of this telecommunication era.


It 1998 a resolution was made to include women in the fore front of ICT in Ghana. Two women benefited immediately.  The chairman said the theme was meant to encourage stimulate among women and it is a mandatory right for all women and girls.


The debate was meant to make consensus to reflect the National direction in the agenda and the method. We need to be mindful of the network, its growth, the business population, projects, the culture of our people and so on. The ITU must be the local point of all operations in the new age. Women must be at the forefront.
In short, it is not possible to leave women and girls out of this new age. He thanked all and declared the celebration officially opened.
.
A documentary was shown on the training of Market women as a prelude to the program.  It was an insight into the hard attempt being made to take ICT to the grass roots. The women were very grateful are prepared to learn more.


From the document you can conclude that ICT has come to stay forever, and the earlier we accept it as and auxiliary and not a luxury as it use to be. It has become a part of every day life and an effective form of trade, communication, domestic life and government policies.


Mr Paarock Van Percy DG, NCA read a speech on behalf of the ITU secretary General. Dr. Hamadoun Toure.
He said since the chairman had given the background he would quickly go to the object. He said the reasons and the fundamentals for the Objectives of our yesterday, is still relevant today and even unchanged. We can learn how this has brought us together create awareness to the world as a whole. There are one hundred and ninety three member states involved in the celebration. It is an opportunity to help especially the venerable and disadvantaged. This year’s theme is about empowering women who are the female half of the world. Women, even the most important ones face discrimination, violence and in short, a raw deal at the bargaining table.

Gender equality is a right mandated by the United Nations that needs achieving. It is not enough to start from the girl. It should start right from antenatal, through child birth the cradle to life in general. ICT must be used to transform their lives completely.  Resources must be pulled together from all from all over to ensure that women are empowered. All stakeholders from academia to Political leaders to government officials must all acknowledge and be part of what is going on.


The girl child must be empowered to succeed. It is an avenue of advancement therefore attention must be paid to it. The success of such an endeavour is a peaceful and prosperous world.


He also declared the celebration a success and thanked all present and around.


A message of the United Nation Secretary was read on his behalf.


The representative said, the UN sets days aside to celebrate the opening inauguration and all the activities they can especially achievements and progress. The United Nation information Centre is responsible for this event management.


They give feed back on these events.  The United Nation Secretary welcomes the theme she continued. And the focus on ICT is already beneficiary to e- commerce.  Telecommunication devices have been used in aspects of our every day lives which has made standard of life improve tremenderously.


From Maternal delivery to democratic dispensation to day to day activities.  But it is time to watch the regulations. We must watch from cyber bullying to child trafficking and other social mal-practises towards women


We must work hard to optimise the data to better the activities already in place. It is important to sustain the development. In view of this, there is a conference to be held in Brazil to mandate a sustainable future. The gap that exists between the world and the digital age and the one that exists between the world and women. In short, the gap that exists between the Information Communication and Technology and the market.

In his keynote address, the Deputy Minister of Communications Honourable E. Attuquaye Armah started by observing all the necessary protocol. He expressed his joy for sharing the day with us present and around.
He said the purpose of the celebration is to help raise awareness on the possibility of electronic integration being used to bring life closer.


This day is the mandate for women, the bed rock of our society who have been left out in the world action. Their position is that entrenched in the background. It is our wish that they march forward in line with the men.
Fortunately Ghana has already taken strides in this direction. Celebrating of the girl child the primary school child as well.


Our laws have mandated that women be placed in high positions in the delivery of Information Technology to the people. This is to demystify the notion that the man is above in thinking and ability.


We have had responds with a lot of women committing to help in the fight and meet the set goals.  He said it is evident that six women are in highly placed position of the ICT advancement. A scholarship scheme that admits girls into institutions to learn more about ICT. The three day capacity building program that we saw in the documentary are some of the initiatives being made to advance this mandate. The use of Skype, mobile phones for messaging, the search engine on network for information to name a few.


There is the need to create cyber security. Our traders and market women would benefit immensely.
He said this is a policy in Ghana’s Shared Growth and accelerated policy. There is the need to accelerate the process. The celebration is in fourteen steps and this is just the opening. It would follow through to the end. It is important that in contemporary times, the development of the countries is done with no stone left unturned to meet the target of the Millennium Development Goal.


The girl child has to go to school and stay there. The child support unit has the responsibility to see to it that there guidelines to guide the recruitment into the civil service.


He ended by urging women to all that they can in this new age.  There was an aware winning quiz which saw prizes in mobile phones from ZTE a mobile phone company and RLG known for their innovation in ICT. They gave laptops as prizes to the deserving market women who were beneficiaries of this workshop.


In his closing remarks, Mr K. Ofosu Adarkwa, Chief Director of MOC said today is a stock taking day because we are emphasising the information dimension. We want everybody to understand ICT. In view of this, a committee has been set to sustain this program to the benefit of all. The committee is to advise the Ministry to collaborate and sustain the program.


Queen mothers in ICT would be a dream come true and the gateway towards greater advancement ICT. This is a day he wished to see.

The day has been used to consider the vulnerability of the girl child on the internet. We must come with regulations to protect the youth from ICT dangers. He thanked the sponsors for the support they have given the youth. Also the operators for their role in bringing connectivity to our door step. He said there was a time that chip cost hundred Ghana cedis and even that it was not easy to come by. He encouraged them to be rigorous in their pursue of Information Communication and Technology.


At this juncture, three flags from the main participants the Ghana lag, The ITU flag and the Nun flag respectively by representatives of the Hon Deputy Minister for Ghana, The D-G NCA for the ITU and a representative of the United Nations respectively.


But not before the celebration had been brought to a close by prayer from a representative of Sheik Armiyawo Shaibu, Regional Manager and Islamic Education Unit.


There was plenty to eat and drink as the ceremony ended by twelve thirty.

We of the Eddie Cole Memorial institute are of the opinion that the government is not relenting in his effort to create facilitation for the advancement of ICT as a major auxiliary to the National development.

There is the need as we have always said to inculcate ICT into pre-school education and our way of doing things. This can shorten our long period of education and usher the country into the realm of scientific and technological advancement.

We also appreciate government efforts in instituting the e-governance project, mobile portability, the laptop project for schools, biometric registration, national identification project yet to be completed, the Ghana US and Nigeria collaboration to establish a space station in Ghana, An Automated Trading Clearing and Settlement and Depository System - An overview for the Investors etc…

We would call on all stake holders to get on the development and advancement wagon.

Kobina/Rolland
Eddie Cole Memorial Institute.

WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY.....

By HRH Nii Rolland Cole

 

The government of Ghana in conjunction with the ministry of Communication has held the celebration of World communication Day as mandated by both our national constitution and as mandated by the United Nations.


The Theme for the program was ‘WOMEN AND GIRLS IN ICT.  It started by showing documentary of programs on ICT in the country and the arrival of guests.


After all protocol observed and the Chair had accepted his chair for the occasion, Mr Chairman had this to say. He said he welcome everyone to the celebration. He said the cardinal aim of the program was to build consensus with all the stakeholders involved in the country to enable the creation of deliberate awareness on ICT to the nation.


He gave the background of how communicated started until this day. In 1837 a man by name Faraday was able to demonstrate that electric current could produce reaction.


Years later his theory was encouraged by another great man who propounded that electromagnetism could travel the speed of light time through space. Within a period after these discoveries, the control of the new product became problematic with so many people getting involved with further discovery and usage.  It there for became necessary for the authorities to regulate both the invention and usage at a central control point.


17th May finally became the day that the first convention on telecommunication was adapted in 1932. In 1947, the ITU became the specialised agency in the united state of America under the United Nation’s auspices. Later the head quarters was moved to the United Nation’s head quarters in Geneva. This has had its time both good and bad over the period.


It is one hundred and forty seven years since this inception. Initially communication was very limited in convention only to telegraph messaging.  With time it advanced to cover from digital to internet, from electronic mail to Television.  This is what we are celebration today he continued. He said in November 2005, the secretary of the United Nation was called upon to make a declaration on the position and role of Communication among member states.


In November 2006, this was celebrated a year later. It is important to mention the kind of relationship between the producers and distribution of ICT world wide. It has been Private, Public Partnership and the contribution which stood at sixty five members now stands at one hundred and ninety three countries.


However women who are half the world population are very less involved with this innovative tool of life. The issue of gender has been a very pertinent issue on the organisations mind. There is the need to involve women in the innovation and leadership of this telecommunication era.


It 1998 a resolution was made to include women in the fore front of ICT in Ghana. Two women benefited immediately.  The chairman said the theme was meant to encourage stimulate among women and it is a mandatory right for all women and girls.


The debate was meant to make consensus to reflect the National direction in the agenda and the method. We need to be mindful of the network, its growth, the business population, projects, the culture of our people and so on. The ITU must be the local point of all operations in the new age. Women must be at the forefront.
In short, it is not possible to leave women and girls out of this new age. He thanked all and declared the celebration officially opened.
.
A documentary was shown on the training of Market women as a prelude to the program.  It was an insight into the hard attempt being made to take ICT to the grass roots. The women were very grateful are prepared to learn more.


From the document you can conclude that ICT has come to stay forever, and the earlier we accept it as and auxiliary and not a luxury as it use to be. It has become a part of every day life and an effective form of trade, communication, domestic life and government policies.


Mr Paarock Van Percy DG, NCA read a speech on behalf of the ITU secretary General. Dr. Hamadoun Toure.
He said since the chairman had given the background he would quickly go to the object. He said the reasons and the fundamentals for the Objectives of our yesterday, is still relevant today and even unchanged. We can learn how this has brought us together create awareness to the world as a whole. There are one hundred and ninety three member states involved in the celebration. It is an opportunity to help especially the venerable and disadvantaged. This year’s theme is about empowering women who are the female half of the world. Women, even the most important ones face discrimination, violence and in short, a raw deal at the bargaining table.

Gender equality is a right mandated by the United Nations that needs achieving. It is not enough to start from the girl. It should start right from antenatal, through child birth the cradle to life in general. ICT must be used to transform their lives completely.  Resources must be pulled together from all from all over to ensure that women are empowered. All stakeholders from academia to Political leaders to government officials must all acknowledge and be part of what is going on.


The girl child must be empowered to succeed. It is an avenue of advancement therefore attention must be paid to it. The success of such an endeavour is a peaceful and prosperous world.


He also declared the celebration a success and thanked all present and around.


A message of the United Nation Secretary was read on his behalf.


The representative said, the UN sets days aside to celebrate the opening inauguration and all the activities they can especially achievements and progress. The United Nation information Centre is responsible for this event management.


They give feed back on these events.  The United Nation Secretary welcomes the theme she continued. And the focus on ICT is already beneficiary to e- commerce.  Telecommunication devices have been used in aspects of our every day lives which has made standard of life improve tremenderously.


From Maternal delivery to democratic dispensation to day to day activities.  But it is time to watch the regulations. We must watch from cyber bullying to child trafficking and other social mal-practises towards women


We must work hard to optimise the data to better the activities already in place. It is important to sustain the development. In view of this, there is a conference to be held in Brazil to mandate a sustainable future. The gap that exists between the world and the digital age and the one that exists between the world and women. In short, the gap that exists between the Information Communication and Technology and the market.

In his keynote address, the Deputy Minister of Communications Honourable E. Attuquaye Armah started by observing all the necessary protocol. He expressed his joy for sharing the day with us present and around.
He said the purpose of the celebration is to help raise awareness on the possibility of electronic integration being used to bring life closer.


This day is the mandate for women, the bed rock of our society who have been left out in the world action. Their position is that entrenched in the background. It is our wish that they march forward in line with the men.
Fortunately Ghana has already taken strides in this direction. Celebrating of the girl child the primary school child as well.


Our laws have mandated that women be placed in high positions in the delivery of Information Technology to the people. This is to demystify the notion that the man is above in thinking and ability.


We have had responds with a lot of women committing to help in the fight and meet the set goals.  He said it is evident that six women are in highly placed position of the ICT advancement. A scholarship scheme that admits girls into institutions to learn more about ICT. The three day capacity building program that we saw in the documentary are some of the initiatives being made to advance this mandate. The use of Skype, mobile phones for messaging, the search engine on network for information to name a few.


There is the need to create cyber security. Our traders and market women would benefit immensely.
He said this is a policy in Ghana’s Shared Growth and accelerated policy. There is the need to accelerate the process. The celebration is in fourteen steps and this is just the opening. It would follow through to the end. It is important that in contemporary times, the development of the countries is done with no stone left unturned to meet the target of the Millennium Development Goal.


The girl child has to go to school and stay there. The child support unit has the responsibility to see to it that there guidelines to guide the recruitment into the civil service.


He ended by urging women to all that they can in this new age.  There was an aware winning quiz which saw prizes in mobile phones from ZTE a mobile phone company and RLG known for their innovation in ICT. They gave laptops as prizes to the deserving market women who were beneficiaries of this workshop.


In his closing remarks, Mr K. Ofosu Adarkwa, Chief Director of MOC said today is a stock taking day because we are emphasising the information dimension. We want everybody to understand ICT. In view of this, a committee has been set to sustain this program to the benefit of all. The committee is to advise the Ministry to collaborate and sustain the program.


Queen mothers in ICT would be a dream come true and the gateway towards greater advancement ICT. This is a day he wished to see.

The day has been used to consider the vulnerability of the girl child on the internet. We must come with regulations to protect the youth from ICT dangers. He thanked the sponsors for the support they have given the youth. Also the operators for their role in bringing connectivity to our door step. He said there was a time that chip cost hundred Ghana cedis and even that it was not easy to come by. He encouraged them to be rigorous in their pursue of Information Communication and Technology.


At this juncture, three flags from the main participants the Ghana lag, The ITU flag and the Nun flag respectively by representatives of the Hon Deputy Minister for Ghana, The D-G NCA for the ITU and a representative of the United Nations respectively.


But not before the celebration had been brought to a close by prayer from a representative of Sheik Armiyawo Shaibu, Regional Manager and Islamic Education Unit.


There was plenty to eat and drink as the ceremony ended by twelve thirty.

We of the Eddie Cole Memorial institute are of the opinion that the government is not relenting in his effort to create facilitation for the advancement of ICT as a major auxiliary to the National development.

There is the need as we have always said to inculcate ICT into pre-school education and our way of doing things. This can shorten our long period of education and usher the country into the realm of scientific and technological advancement.

We also appreciate government efforts in instituting the e-governance project, mobile portability, the laptop project for schools, biometric registration, national identification project yet to be completed, the Ghana US and Nigeria collaboration to establish a space station in Ghana, An Automated Trading Clearing and Settlement and Depository System - An overview for the Investors etc…

We would call on all stake holders to get on the development and advancement wagon.

Kobina/Rolland
Eddie Cole Memorial Institute.

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