Other incubates include Andcorp Ghana, which has developed an interactive e-learning application with unique social features and educational and corporate training content; CliQafrica, which has signed major digital communication contracts with select banks and airline companies; and Irys K.O, which has introduced an innovative mobile and computer application with a business outlook to develop and induce innovative ways of cargo consolidation in the global freight industry.
MINT, another incubate, makes use of recycled materials to build robots, has partnered with schools to introduce robotics curriculum and established robotics and STEM labs. Finally, Bisa Health is a mobile app which has increased access to mobile health care by allowing smartphone users to interact with about 30 volunteer medical practitioners on a mobile platform.
“The project is to also help digitize the Ghanaian economy, while helping alleviate the rate of unemployment in the country,” she said.
The MTN ICT business incubation projects is providing employment for the youth. Apart from the incubates who are directly involved in the project and have secured for themselves viable means of employment, National Service Personnel are also benefiting from the project.
In 2017, the project aims to build an efficient, effective, consistent and productive business incubator process to support many more businesses.
The Ghana Multimedia Incubation Center (GMIC) is a project under the National Information Technology Agency (NITA). GMIC provides Business Incubation/ICT Entrepreneurship Development and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Services in Ghana.
MTN Ghana in January 2014 signed an agreement with the Ministry of Communications to support an ICT Business Incubation Project initially aimed at supporting 10 start –ups companies. This project support falls under the economic empowerment portfolio of the MTN Ghana Foundation.
Through the MTN Ghana Foundation, MTN has invested more than GH¢ 32.2 million in over 140 major projects which are directly impacting lives of millions of Ghanaians.
From Sammy Heywood Okine