India en route to building a tech hub in the Volta Region
President of Asogli State, Togbe Afede XIV, has called on to investors to consider the Volta Region, a tech hub.
He assured that plans were being made to transform the region into an industrial area with strategic location due to its transnational road connections and railway structure. This was made when the Indian High Commissioner, Mr. Sugandh Rajaram paid a courtesy visit while touring the Volta Region.
According to him, Volta Region as a tech hub will pave the way for IT training programmes for technicians and technical schools in Ghana and beyond.
“The tech hub will be used train people on new emerging areas and vocation development to change our economy.” he said.
The Agbogbomefia asked for more Indian scholarships, particularly in the area of ICT, to strengthen the service sector.
In his speech, he said “I am very happy that the Government has the Volta Region in its railway development plan. The railway project that starts from Tema to Akosombo continues through Ho to the Northern parts of Ghana and to Burkina Faso, which means that business operations in the Volta Region have become easy. Access to the port of Tema is a lot easier.”
He went ahead to disclose the plans to develop the local port in Keta and the railway line between the port and Ho that will make transit of goods through the Volta Region to Burkina Faso easy.
“So we become a very important transport centre as well; with the railways meeting here and continuing to the north. That’s very phenomenal. And also there are plans to take advantage of the facility to build Ho into an industrial centre.”
In response to the leader, Mr. Sugandh Rajaram, the India High commissioner, assured that India was willing to share its rural development strategy with Ghana in the spirit of cooperation , including the fact that India would expand its development support to Ghana, which would provide more capacity building scholarships for Ghanaians to expand their scope in ICT, health, and other areas of specialization.
Mr Rajaram said India was already investing “very successfully” in the Volta Region and would like to expand the presence of its farm businesses.
On his tour, the High Commissioner also visited the Volta Regional Minister, members of the Indian business community in the Region, members of the Volta Journalists Association.
He also toured some major industries and production enclaves in the Region, and also Universities and health facilities.