Opportunity for young Ghanaians as giant US tech firm Oracle partners with government

Opportunity for young Ghanaians as giant US tech firm Oracle partners with government

It is expected that over a thousand tech startups are going to benefit from a digital enterprise programme between Ghana and Oracle Corporation in the calendar year of 2019.

Ghanaian start-up companies in the area of technology are to benefit from an initiative under the auspices of a partnership between government and Oracle Corporation.

Reports available to YEN.com.gh indicates that the Ghana-Oracle Digital Enterprise programme is expected to kick-start later this year to help the startups develop and sustain their digital skills.

Government will help set the ball rolling with a selected number of Ghanaian IT-based companies in Ghana.

The companies will also receive resources from Oracle to build their capacity and also expand their operations.

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According to the Citibusinessnews.com report, interested startups would have to pitch their ideas to a panel to receive support.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said the partnership fits into government’s digitisation agenda.

“The people and the government of Ghana are not ignorant of the advantages and the advances of the digital age. We are embracing and indulging in new technology pattern and with open minds," the vice president opined.

On her part, the director of Oracle’s global startup ecosystem, Maria Foney, said their decision to choose Ghana as the first spot in Africa for the startup programme is due to the country’s creative potential.

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The beneficiary companies should use technology to solve some of the problems in the country across various sectors including education, health, environment and agriculture.

Some of the selected startups pitched their ideas to a panel at the launch.

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