Minister of Communication, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has inaugurated two separate management boards for Ghana Post and the Accra Digital Centre to ensure effective operations of the two government agencies.
The members of the Ghana Post Board comprise Abena Durowaa Mensah, James Kwofie, Desmond Boateng, Yiadom B. Kessie, Frederick Akuffo-Gyimah, Michael Nana Yaw Aduhene Adu-Darko with George Afedzi Hayford as the Chairman.
The members of the interim management board of Accra Digital Centre include Gary Nimako, Kosi Yankey, Eric Kofi Ofosu, Valerie Hudson, Clara Pinkrah-Sam with Abraham Kofi Asante as the Chairman.
Inaugurating the Ghana Post management board, Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful urged the members to work with private sector partners to modernize operations and deliver on the huge potential of e-commerce and digital financial services delivery to enhance the country’s socio-economic development.
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful urged the members to strive to make Ghana Post the front line organisation for accessing all government services and also run e-service centers across the country.
She noted that Ghana Post was fully authorised to operate postal, financial, agency and estate services, adding that: “It is incumbent on you [the Board] to refocus the company to take advantage of the technology to improve upon your service delivery”.
The sector Minister said the core values of the Ghana Post were teamwork, integrity, and drive for excellence, adding that the vision of the inaugurated board should be to transform Ghana Post into a profitable, self-sustaining company, providing job satisfaction to its employees and the first choice for customers.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful also urged members of the interim management board of Accra Digital Centre to help achieve the objectives for its establishment and, by so doing, position Ghana as a regional hub to enable the country to leap into the digital age.
She said the centre had a blend of infrastructure, support services, and programmes that had been carefully designed to create a conducive ecosystem for digital innovation and entrepreneurship in Ghana.
She noted that the centre was expected to help grow the ICT and Information Technology-Enabled Services/Business Process Outsourcing (ITES/BPO) industry.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said the ICT and ITES/BPO industry should be provided with companies and entrepreneurs with affordable office space and other facilities to ensure growth, noting that the centre was to champion the development and management of technology parks and digital centres across the country with the aim of promoting ICT-driven economic growth.
She said the centre was also to foster innovation and entrepreneurship through the provision of platforms for business incubation, acceleration with digital research and development programmes.
The Chairmen of the two boards pledged their commitment to delivering on their mandates and assured the minister of using their expertise to develop their respective companies.