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Ghana: Govt distributes laptops in Central, Volta regions

30 November 2012

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Students and educational institutions in Ghana's Central region have received free laptops from government.

The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Sherry Aryeetey led the distribution exercise which lasted several hours.

In all, 2,554 laptops were distributed to individuals and educational institutions made up of polytechnic, teacher training colleges, nursing training colleges, universities and senior high schools.

The distribution of the free laptops is part of the ministry's Better Ghana Laptop project, under which laptops are distributed to institutions and individuals to promote research, teaching and learning.

Sector Minister, Sherry Aryeetey commended government for mooting the initiative. She expressed the hope the equipment would stimulate academic performance in schools.

Central Regional Minister, Ama Benyiwa-Doe said the NDC government was working tirelessly to ensure transformation of the economy with emphasis on growth and human capacity building.

She asked electorates to retain the party in power to enable it facilitate more developmental projects and programmes.

In a another development, hundreds of people, made up of beneficiary students of senior high schools, training colleges, polytechnic and universities in the Volta Region trooped to the Ho Polytechnic to receive better Ghana laptops.

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SOURCE: allAfrica

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