Computer assembly plant - Ayigya-Kumasi

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Increasingly, governments are realizing that Information Communications Technology (ICT) and computer literacy are key to developing a thriving and competitive economy. They recognize that citizens who use a PC at home are more likely to have the IT skills that are needed for employment. Computer literate citizens find it easier to learn new work skills. They contribute more to the businesses that employ them and are more motivated. Their motivation drives productivity within the business - ultimately fuelling economic growth and a country's ability to compete in the global economy. The Ghanaian government is therefore accelerating economic growth by offering incentives that make it easier for citizens and businesses to purchase or lease PCs for home use. This scheme - known as i-Advance Computer4all, is a Government Assisted PC Program (GAPP) and is being developed in conjunction with Intel, a world leader in silicon innovation, and Microsoft, the global leader in software development. Employers will participate in i-Advance Computer4all because they see the incentives as a way of increasing employee loyalty and boosting the skills base of their business. Schools, colleges and universities are keen to become involved because students with a PC at home can tap into a much wider range of educational resources.
This draft thesis report is presented to the Department of Architecture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as partial fulfilment of the requirement for a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture