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Ghana Govt. signs MoU with Microsoft to expand access ICT

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The Ghana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft, to expand access to ICT in the country.

Under the MoU, Microsoft will bring its software products to Ghana at cheaper costs and liaison with hardware manufacturing companies to also bring hardware products to the country at cheaper costs. The MoU is part of Microsoft's “Unlimited Potential” project, which would ensure that millions of people in developing countries had access to ICT. The first batch of software and hardware products and other ICT products are expected to come by the end of this September, 2007. According to the Minister of Communications, Mike Oquaye, under the agreement, Microsoft would support capacity-building at several levels in ICT.

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