Establishment of an ICT Park in the Central Region is also a very dynamic approach to minimizing poverty drastically in the region.
The Park, among other things, is expected to primarily serve as a catalyst for local development and employment, and at the same time facilitate knowledge and technology transfer to the broader national economy, to develop networks, alliances, partnerships and opportunities with local and foreign establishments. The park would also foster an innovative culture within the region. It will greatly promote interaction and sharing of cephalous knowledge among stakeholders, institutions and clients through seminars, guest lectures, joint projects, sub-contracting work among other things.
The big dream of a multi-million dollar technology park for Cape Coast has been under discussions for some time, culminating in a second stakeholders’ forum in Accra in December 2010 to find effective ways of moving the project from ‘talk’ to the next logical step, ‘action’.
Inspired by the series of success stories of technology parks in some developing economies like India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Nigeria, which share similar development characteristics with Ghana, stakeholders of the Cape Coast ICT park invited two technology park trailblazers from Sri Lanka and Nigeria to share their experiences with them.
Already the Cape Coast Municipal Authority has committed itself to making available 50 acres of land for the proposed ICT park, and has suggested a piece of land at Mpeasem, off the Cape Coast – Kakum Forest road, as an acceptable location for the site.