Region Nine residents enjoy improved access to technology
The newly constructed ICT hub in Wowetta, Region Nine
The newly constructed ICT hub in Wowetta, Region Nine

–with commissioning of new ICT hub

RESIDENTS of Wowetta, Region Nine (Upper Takatu- Upper Essequibo), now enjoy the service of a new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hub, which was commissioned on Friday.

Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai commissioned the new ICT hub, and the village will soon benefit from the installation of internet connectivity from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Minister Sukhai said that the ICT hub will ensure children are able do their School Based Assessments (SBAs).

“You should have a schedule of classes with children to use the equipment. The earlier we train these children to use the computers the better for the population,” she said.

The residents are all elated to benefit from the building and accompanying equipment that will foster learning.

Senior Councillor, Nowell Domingo said that he feels happier than before as they can now easily type, reducing the handwriting work due to the computers.

“It also helps the education of children and teachers. It’s easier to contact the ministry. We could learn from the computers,” he said.

The government is on a mission to ensure that every hinterland community is equipped with an ICT hub and internet connectivity, after recognising the importance of bridging the digital divide between the coast and hinterland.

The village invested $2 million from its Presidential Grant Award to construct the ICT hub. So far, 100 ICT hubs have been constructed, equipped with 20 laptops each, along with internet connectivity.

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