The Ghanaian Minister ofÂ Â Communication, Hon. Iddrisu Haruna , last week said he was committed to support Omatek Computers Ghana Limited to foster ICT development in the country and in extension boster technology transfer between Nigeria and Ghana.
This is even as the company challenged the Ghanaian government on putting a policy that would ensure zero percent duty on Completely Knocked Down, CKD, computer equipments in place.
Haruna at a tour of the companyâ€™s factory facilities in Accra, pledged support of his ministry and explained that this would be by creating enabling business environment and policies that encourage and aid the growth of IT in the country.
Hon. Idirisu expressed appreciation to Omatek for itâ€™s investment initiative in the country noting that the move can lead to the establishment of allied industries that will further promote employment for the youths in the society and prosperity for Ghana through taxes
He also commended the appointment of Mrs. Joyce Ayree , as the new Chairman Board of Directors of Omatek Computers Ghana Limited, expressing joy that her inauguration coincided with his visit to the factory.
He described Mrs Ayree as an achiever who will add value to the company as the new Chairman.
In her reaction, Ayree said her inauguration was in line with Omatekâ€™s resolution to continue to offer innovative products and solutions that will add value to the customers.
She said the tour of the factory will enable the Minister take informed decisions especially in the area of government policies and granting incentives, having been taken through the production processes in the factory.
She however reiterated the need for Ghanaian government to consider putting into policy the application of 0% duty on Completely Knocked Down (CKD) components for Omatek Computers, to encourage local production.
According to her, â€œgranting a special concession on the importation of Completely Knocked Down Computer components with zero% duty will help us to continue to maintain quality production by meeting up with the MOQ required by the high class manufacturers, thus bringing down the cost of computers. This is the only way to compete with the Foreign Brands, especially since we purchase our parts from the same high class manufacturers.â€