SHOW MORE INTEREST IN SCIENCES - GHANAIAN WOMEN URGED
Published: 09 September 2017
Last Updated: 09 September 2017
09 Sep 2017
Participants in the girl code project on apps development in a group photograph with some MTN officials
The Data and Channel Manager for MTN-Ghana in charge of the Northern Business District, Steven Asare has urged Ghanaian women to take particular interest in the study of science and technology.
According to him, there is a lot to accomplish if ladies attend their hearts to pursuing courses in the area of science and technology.
Addressing participants at the end of a five day program for ladies in the area of computer applications study which was christened Girl Code Project in Kumasi, Mr Asare implored women to disabuse their minds from the claim that the science field was the preserve of men folk.
Women, the Data Manager posited had the potential to excel in every field of study since they already played important roles in the sectors of the economy.
MTN considers women as critical partners to the success of its business, Mr Asare disclosed.
Encouraging the groups and individuals that participated in the apps challenge, Mr Asare urged them to sustain the enthusiasm they had shown in the five day study camp.
According to him, the lessons imparted in them by their facilitators and resource persons could turn their lives around if they applied their hearts to working on them.
He asked that participants build on ideas and knowledge acquired at the event so as to apply the lessons in developing their individual applications for future use.
Mr Asare called on the participants to continually upgrade themselves in the areas they had learnt so as to be abreast with current trends in apps development and market needs.
He urged women to take part in the upcoming MTN-Apps challenge 2018 so as to explore the potentials in them.
In a chat with GO, Selasi Dzikunu, a facilitator and Ghana Chapter Lead for Women in Tech-Africa expressed delight at the partnership her outfit enjoyed from MTN-Ghana.
According to her, this had afforded the ladies the opportunity to develop modern applications to address needs on the market.
Some of these apps and business ideas such as Breast care, Kayayei and Food apps, Mrs Dzikunu noted provided workable solutions to patrons who used the internet to seek for way of getting results and responses to their pressing needs.
Winners of the group apps challenge, Miss Agyirakwa Monney Bernice and Doreenda Nikoi Kotei-Sika, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science students at the Kwame Nkrumah Science and Technology (KNUST) respectively expressed happiness for the opportunity to present the application they had developed in the area of waste bins.
According to them, the time had come for government and stakeholders in the sanitation industry to think of getting an app that can be electronically fitted into waste bins to direct the public on how to properly dispose refuse.
Story by Michael Ofosu-Afriyie, Kumasi