Omatek, ventures Plc have decided to extend most of its e-education initiatives outside the shores of Nigeria. The indigenous computer company, last weekassisted the Ghanaian Government in achieving its goal of ensuring that every Ghanaian owns a personal computer. To seal its support, it distributed computers to beneficiaries under the Omatek e-Xpress/Government Assisted PC Programme(GAPP) which is originally a Nigerian e-education initiative of Omatek. Handing over the computers, Group Managing Director of Omatek, Florence Seriki said that Omatek will continue to produce quality products to satisfy the demands of its ever growing customers. She explained that theOmatek e-xpress consumer scheme makes it easy for civil servants, corporate organizations, educational institutions and students to acquire computers through a convenient payment plan spanning 12- 24 months and is being supported by leading banks in the country.
The scheme now in Ghana, forms part of Ghana Government Assisted PC Programme tagged i-Advance which aims at equipping every Ghanaian with Personal Computers at affordable prices. Reactiong to the gesture, Ghana Minister of Education, Alex Tetteh-Enyo commended Omatek for its efforts at bridging the digital divide while enhancing Information Technology penetration in Ghana. He said the Omatek Computer consumer ownership scheme will help beneficiaries keep pace with the latest developments in Information Communication Technology the world over. He however promised to institute policies and strategies in the Education Ministry to focus on embracing ICT in education. Also, the representative of the Minister of Communication, Alice Attipoe said the hand-over ceremony represented a successful collaboration between Omatek and the i-Advance project initiated by the Ministry. Meanwhile, one of the beneficiaries, Doh Castro, who is a teacher to children with disabilities, said the laptop could not have come at a better time, as it would enable him research on new teaching techniques to enhance his job performance. The beneficiaries cut across educational institutions in public and private sectors, the Land Valuation Board as well as other government parastatals and institutions in Ghana.