US government to help develop Ghana’s IT & security capacities
The United States through its embassy in Ghana is focused on helping Ghana develop its IT and security capacities.
The U.S Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivian made this known during the embassy’s commemoration of 50 years after its spaceflight landed first two men on the moon.
The Embassy’s celebration focused on developing Ghana’s technological capacities, security and working towards a ‘Ghana Beyond Aid.’
With nine Ghanaian girls beating about 24 others in a recent robotics competition in the US, the US government says its commitment to supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Ghana has been reinvigorated.
“When we talk about assisting Ghana in her journey to self-reliance, we do not focus on the difficulties, but we imagine the possibilities. The US enthusiastically supports Ghana’s promotion of STEM education.”US Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie S. Sullivan
Ghana’s Interior Minister, Mr. Ambrose Dery expressed how proud he is to know about the great heights being achieved in the field of engineering by some Ghanaians. He is of utmost belief that Ghanaian engineers will gradually be at par with their American counterparts.
“We have a Ghanaian engineer, Dr. Ashitey Trebi Olebu who established the Ghana Robotics Foundation Association and also led a team in designing spacecraft at NASA’s Jet Proportion laboratory.”Mr. Ambrose Dery, Minister of Interior
Mr. Dery added that in few years to come, Ghanaians will not only be designing or programming spacecraft but also they will go up in the space and land on moon.
As NASA advances with its space presence and latest landing on Mars in 2018, Dr Olenu says he hopes many more young Ghanaians will aspire to be like or more than him.
Edward Kyei Frimpong-Mybeeponline