The Ministry of Communications on Wednesday officially launched the Ms. Geek Ghana Competition, aimed at empowering girls in the field of ICT. The Ms. Geek Ghana Competition is geared toward empowering young women to enter Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
It is a research and entrepreneurship competition is opened to females between the ages of 13 to 25 years to submit a technology-based solution aimed at solving the basic challenges we face in Ghana and Africa as a whole.
Speaking at the launch, Minister of Communication, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, called on stakeholders to support the competition to encourage more girls to consider a career in science and technology. The competition will empower young by educating them in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
“I am encouraging all technology companies, telecommunications companies to partner with us so that we can provide exciting prizes not just to the top 3 finalists but to all the top 10 finalists to encourage, inspire and motivate them to continue innovating.”
The top three competitors will receive cash prizes and business training, and the winner will also receive financing to support project implementation and a start-up.
The winner will also represent Ghana at the Ms. Geek Africa Competition whilst the top 3 finalists will receive cash prizes, business support amongst others.