‘Women Needed In ICT’

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-Asatta Gborlee Asserts

Women in Information Communication Technology Executive Director Asatta Gborlee said huge percentage of women in Liberia are lacking behind in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

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Madam Gborlee said ICT is significant in the reconstruction and development process of the Country.

According to WICT boss, most women and girls in the country are not fully involved with most jobs involving the use of ICT thereby leaving jobs to their male counterparts.

Speaking at the official program making the celebration of Girls in ICT day held at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunication, madam Gborlee noted that women in ICT have a greater challenge to compete with their male counterparts.

She noted that women and girls in Liberia are lacking the competence, knowledge and skills to use information and communication technology and its related gadgets to improve their business operations.

She said her group was established to help bridge the ICT gender gap in the country and her organization is working with so many young girls in various colleges, universities and high schools in the country.

The WICT boss wants Liberian females to see it fit to be part of the ICT world so as to help build the country.

She is encouraging women and girls to put their energy together in order to achieve, saying “we cannot do it without the help of the government”.

For his part, Minister of Posts and Telecommunication Cllr. Cooper Kruah said the ministry will be joining ITU, United Nations Women and other partners to drive global attention to the need for access to ICT education.

He however said the Government of Liberia will do all it can to work with women in Information Communication Technology to help build Liberia.

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