August 20, 2013

Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Mr. Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah, in collaboration with Intercom Programming and Manufacturing Company ( IPMC), a leading trainer in Information Technology( I T ), has inaugurated a new branch of the company at Aiyinasi.

This forms part of measures to bring ICT studies to the doorsteps of people in the area especially the youth and save them the burden of travelling to Accra to enroll in ICT programmes.

Inaugurating the learning center at a short ceremony, Mr. Buah, the Minister of Energy and Petroleum, said it was important to equip people in the area with ICT skills to enable them to seek opportunities in the oil industry.

Mr. Buah said he would build an IPMC center in the district to serve the entire Nzema area and appealed to the youth to take their studies seriously to be employable in the numerous opportunities which abound in the District.

The Founder of IPMC, Mr. Amardeep S. Hari, said it was about time his outfit carried out studies into how IPMC would fare in rural Ghana.

He said software programming would be the main focus of the learning center to produce local programmers as Ghana was tapping the expertise of foreign programmers and urged learners to be serious with their studies and change the fortunes of the Western Region.

Mr. Hari said the presence of IPMC in the area was symbolic especially with the production of oil and gas and urged the youth to take advantage of the training as IT will be an integral part in the life of the future generation.

He said IPMC had made progress in Ghana over the past 20 years as a programming and manufacturing company and had emerged the largest supplier of IT equipment and contributing to the global distribution of software and hardware.

District Director of Education, Rev. (Mrs.) Elizabeth Akuoko, expressed gratitude to Mr. Buah for being instrumental in education delivery especially in the area, thanked IPMC and appealed to the youth to make use of the new facility.