A leading Global IT Firm, Huawei has provided the Ministry of Education with a set of fully installed Body Sensing Cameras to allow the Ministry to screen all persons coming to their premises as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The donation which took place on Thursday 18 June 2020 at the Ministry of Education Office Complex is the latest in a series of initiatives and Corporate Social Responsibility ( CSR) activities undertaken by the Tech Giant to support Ghana’s fight against COVID-19 through the use of innovative technology.
Receiving a donation on behalf of the Ministry of Education, the Deputy Minister of Education, Hon. Barbara Ayisi Archer (MP) expressed gratitude to Huawei for their continued support of the sector. She said the donation was very helpful to the Ministry because it would help them screen the person coming in more easily. She added that the Ministry is looking forward to more partnership with Huawei during and after COVID-19 to work together on the development of the education sector and the nation as a whole.
In his remarks, Chief Technical Officer, Carrier Business at Huawei Ghana, Kweku Essuman Quansah said; “Huawei is committed to helping Ghana win the battle against COVID-19 and we are determined now more than ever to use the full force of our innovative technologies to do this. It is therefore our hope and believe that through this donation the Ministry of Education would be able to automatically detect persons with elevated body temperature thereby controlling the spread by identifying individuals who may be exhibiting symptoms while ensuring physical distancing”.
He mentioned that Huawei has over the past 19years of operating in Ghana supported the education sector immensely through various initiatives, citing the Huawei ICT Talent Ecosystem which has trained some 1500+ tertiary students to help grow Ghana’s ICT talent pool and CSR initiatives like donation of ICT laboratories to Public Universities in Ghana among others.
Mr. Essuman Quansah also commended the Government of Ghana for putting in place robust measures in gradually returning life to normalcy while controlling the spread in other to effectively lives and businesses.