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Ghana πŸ‡¬πŸ‡­ Joins the digital cooperation organization

The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) has welcomed Ghana as its latest member, bringing the total number of member states to twelve. The DCO was established with the aim of supporting countries in building their digital economies as a crucial aspect of sustainable growth and development. Ghana is recognized as a leader in utilizing communications and digital technologies to support economic growth. It was the first sub-Saharan African country to launch a cellular mobile network in 1992 and among the first African nations to be connected to the internet and to offer ADSL broadband services. With the second-highest data penetration rate and the fastest-growing mobile money market in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana is expected to bring valuable experience and expertise to the DCO. The Gambia also joined the DCO, increasing the number of member states to thirteen and representing a combined population of nearly 600 million and a GDP of over USD 2 trillion. The Communications and Digitalization Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, expressed her excitement about Ghana’s membership, stating that the country shares the DCO’s vision and looks forward to collaborating in areas such as e-government, infrastructure, and entrepreneurship. Secretary-General of the DCO, H.E. Deemah AlYahya, expressed her pleasure in welcoming Ghana, emphasizing that the DCO is focused on encouraging knowledge sharing and exchange

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