- Ghana's vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has congratulated two Ghanaian technology startups for their works.
- The businesses, Techshelta and Health Direct Global have won awards and are doing good work both home and abroad
- Dr. Bawumia encouraged other startups to provide meaninful solutions to everyday problems and government would be ready to support them
Ghana’s vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has praised the works done by Techshelta and Health Direct Global.
The two technology-inclined startups, YEN.com.gh has learnt, have excelled in competitions in both Ghana and abroad.
Techshelta is focused on agribusiness and is focused on building digital tools and solutions for the vegetable greenhouse farming sector.
Health Direct Global, on the other hand, provides a versatile platform that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and biometric-based electronic health records to match users to health service providers in real time.
They also make use of blockchain-based payments infrastructure to provide alternative forms of healthcare financing.
They are the first African startups invited from GODEP Initiative (Ghana Oracle Digital Enterprise Programme) to attend and exhibit at the 2019 Oracle Open World Conference in San Francisco, USA in September 2019.
Dr. Bawumia tasked other startups to come up with solutions to daily challenges because the government is ready to come on board to support such ideas.
Meanwhile, 24 students of the Methodist Girls High School have developed a unique way to create paper from banana stalks.
The innovative strategy is intended to be an alternative to plastics and is under the umbrella of Akoma Inc.
Two members, Maame Yaa Ohene-Eku, who is a science student, and Naa Shormeh Nortey, a home economics student, opened up on the rationale behind the project.
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