Tuesday 23rd April, 2019
Accra, April 23, GNA – The Accra Digital Centre (ADC), a technology park
designed to create a conducive ecosystem for digital innovation and
entrepreneurship in Ghana, has committed to championing the International
Telecommunications Union (ITU’s) Smart Incubator programme within the
A statement issued in Accra by the Corporate Affairs Department of Ghana
Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), said the decision to
lead the initiative was declared at the 2019 World Summit on the Information
Society (WSIS) Forum held in Geneva, Switzerland.
It said the decision was made during an official engagement between Mr
Alexander Ntoko, the Chief of Operations and Planning Department,
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of ITU, Abraham Kofi Asante, Chief
Executive Officer of GIFEC and Board Chairman of the Accra Digital Centre, and
Eric Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, the Managing Director of ADC.
The statement quoted Mr Ntoko as saying that; “ITU has accepted the
initiative by Ghana and that a Memorandum of Understanding would be signed
between ITU and ADC for the Smart Incubator Programme to commence.”
The ITU Smart Incubator Programme purposely designed to assist and
support technology-oriented entrepreneurs and start-ups in the early
development stages, including Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Internet
The ITU Smart Incubator was launched in September, 2018, at the ITU
Telecommunications World in Durban, South Africa.