Huawei Technologies Ghana, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, has organised an ICT workshop for staff and management of the ministry.
The three-day workshop, which benefitted 50 civil servants from the ministry, focused mainly on highlighting digital transformation trends in the energy sector as well as building the ICT skills of the participants.
The workshop is this year’s curtain raiser for the Huawei Ghana Hi-Class (Huawei Intelligent Ghana Hub Class) initiative, which is part of the HIT (Huawei ICT Training) programme targeted at benefiting 10,000 Ghanaians by 2024.
Mr. Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Deputy Minister for Energy, speaking at the workshop said the ministry desired to build the ICT capacity of the staff.
“All around the world economies are bracing themselves for the fourth industrial revolution and at the core of these preparations is digital technology or ICTs,” he said.
He said industries needed to embrace digitalisation to remain competitive in the new era adding that as a ministry they are committed to building the capacity of it human resource to boost ICT literacy.
He commended Huawei for the initiative and called for more cooperation.
“I will like to commend Huawei for organising this workshop for the ministry. I hope that the workshop will go a long way to facilitate the digitalisation processes of the sector,” he said.
He said as an industry leader in ICT, the ministry will look forward to engaging Huawei to leverage their global experience to transform the energy sector in Ghana.
Mr. Robin Liu, Executive Vice President, Global Energy Business Unit, Enterprise Business Group at Huawei Global, said, “All over the world, the energy industry remained the bedrock of economies and industries.
He said almost every industry relied on energy or power to function properly in one way or the other and this made the sector the anchor of many economies.
He said it is, therefore, important that in going digital, the energy sector should be of critical interest for all.
“Huawei has helped many countries to digitalize key industries in the Energy Sector, mainly, Oil and Gas, and the Electricity or Power sectors,” he said.