Deputy Communications Minister, Vincent Sowah Odotei, says the Accra Digital Centre after its inauguration by the Mahama-led government was a ‘white elephant’ until the New Patriotic Party (NPP) came into power.
According to him, the facility was abandoned by the previous government “with absolutely nothing there.”
“The inauguration was a smokescreen. They just inaugurated the place but we are now putting measures in place to ensure its active running. There are so many things that need to be done before we make use of the facility,” he told Neat FM in Accra.
Vincent Sowah Odotei’s comments came after Kwesi Aboagye had raised concerns that the facility after its colorful launch by former President John Dramani Mahama is “empty and without internet connectivity.”
Former President Dramani Mahama after the opening of the Accra Digital Centre promised that the centre will generate some 10,000 jobs at full capacity for the country’s youth.
The Centre, he said, will provide data for both private and public institutions across the country – but that is yet to happen.
The deputy communications minister noted that his office was now advertising the facility for companies to occupy.
“Now companies are coming onboard and the place is virtually full now for us to start work. All that the NDC showed on TV during the inauguration was fake; they rented the equipments just for the inauguration,” he said.
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