President Akufo-Addo (fourth from left), Yi Xiang (second from right) and Li Peng, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region (second from left).
President Akufo-Addo’s recent visit to China took him to Huawei’s Executive Briefing Center where he held talks with Yi Xiang, Senior Vice President of Huawei.
During the talks, President Akufo-Addo disclosed that Huawei was now working on many ICT projects that were driving development in Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo said the friendship between Ghana and China had laid a good foundation for trade between the two countries.
“As a leading global ICT provider, Huawei has pioneered the contribution to national construction of Ghana and has been involved in a number of important ICT projects that are vital to our economic well-being. Huawei has made great contributions to boosting ICT infrastructure, expanding connectivity and advancing our digital agenda in Ghana.”
President Akufo-Addo further commented on Huawei’s achievements in the ICT field, saying “Huawei’s corporate values are one of my most important takeaways from this visit to China which can be adopted in government department”.
He added that ICT created unlimited possibilities, adding that Ghana would continue to work closely with Huawei to build communications infrastructure, expand the use of ICT services and train a skilled workforce.
“Looking to the future, I am sure that the government of Ghana and Huawei will have a strong and fruitful relationship,” President Akufo-Addo added.
Yi Xiang said under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo, Ghana is enjoying fast, sustainable economic growth.
“In particular, Ghana has been actively advancing an agenda of economic transformation and industrialization. The country’s business environment is improving, and this has allowed the ICT industry to play a key role in driving economic development.
“Guided by our core values, we have been committed to building a stronger ICT infrastructure in Ghana, aiming to bring digital to more people, homes, and organizations.”Yi reiterated.
Yi said Huawei was committed to improving connectivity in Africa using practical innovations that fit with Africa’s needs.
“For example, our RuralStar Solution for rural network coverage actually originated in Ghana. Today, it’s bringing coverage to rural people in countries all around the world.
He added that Huawei has put its global expertise and local experience at Ghana’s service.
“We are willing to contribute to Ghana’s ICT development under the guidance of Ghana’s national economic and social development plan.
“We hope to help the country build even stronger ICT infrastructure and further expand connectivity, giving more people equal access to knowledge, skills and opportunities for growth.
“We plan to develop more digital services tailored to local needs, and unlock the potential of ICT to improve people’s lives, attract investments from in and outside the country, enhance efficiency. Through these efforts, we hope to play a unique role in making Ghana a regional economic, financial and ICT hub.”