The Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has reiterated on government’s commitment to ensuring that no girl child will left out in the world of technological transformational agenda.

According to the Minister, government has assured that, it will relent until it sees that ICT significantly affected every aspect of society.

She was speaking in an engagement with a team of girls who will be representing Ghana in this year’s International Robotics Competition in Mexico City, at the Ministry on 10th August, 2018.

In her interaction, She revealed that, about 600 students were being trained in ICT yearly to bridge the gap of innovative advancement.

Meanwhile, the Ministry pledged to support the team with $5000 on their trip to Mexico City for the competition. Usual Owusu-Ekuful, therefore, urged the four (4) promising innovators to put in all their best to bring home the trophy.

Speaking to the Executive Director of STEMbees, Linda Ansong, She noted that, the team made up of four (4) girls selected from the robotic club of the Wesley Girls Senior High School, will be required to display their use of robotics to carry out the task of producing energy using solar and wind, in a competition against 166 teams from 157 countries.

In her elaborations, She indicated that, as Ghana joins other participants from about 157 in this year’s challenge dubbed, “Energy Impact”, each team will collaborate with two other nations to fuel power plants, activate renewable energy sources and fully construct and program a robot from a standardized kit of parts.

The International Robotics Competition according to her had been scheduled to take place from August 15th to 18th, 2018 in Mexico City.

Founded in 2014 by Linda Ansong, Angela Koranteng and Lady-Omega Hammond,
STEMbees, is a non-profit organization focused on encouraging and mentoring more young African women to pursue their dreams and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Their goal is to increase the participation of young girls in STEM so they might help minimize the gender gap. They are building a community of women in STEM, a SiSTEM (Sisters in STEM).

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