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World bank grants $55mln to Ghana for e-Ghana project

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Ghana and the World Bank have signed two separate agreements for a grant of 55 million U.S. dollars towards the implementation of the e-Ghana Project and the Education for All-Fast Track Initiative (EFA-FTI).


Forty million dollars would fund the e-Ghana Project to support the implementation of the selected components of the government's Information and Communication Technologies for accelerated development policy. The objective of the e-Ghana Project, to be implemented over five years by the Ministry of Communications, is to assist the government to generate growth and employment by leveraging ICT and public-private partnerships to develop ICT services industry. The IFA-FTI is a fund basket of 11 million dollars, with various components to improve on teacher training, recruitment and deployment to deprived areas through provision of teacher accommodation, vehicles, motorbikes and bicycles.

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