Ghana to benefit from first ever Digital Village

Technology giant, Samsung, will unveil the First Digital Village (DV) project in West Africa at Volo in the Volta Region of Ghana.

The DV project forms part of Samsung’s Citizenship Programme aimed at improving healthcare delivery and education in countries they operate.

Samsung is partnering with the Government of Ghana, Ghana Health Service and international stakeholders including UNESCO to set up, run and ensure the long-term sustainability of the Digital Village.

Harry Park, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics West Africa, said the company is committed to its objective of helping resolve critical health and education needs hence the donation.

“We expect this facility to have a positive impact on education and healthcare delivery in Volo and the surrounding communities,” Mr Park said.

“The DV project has already been successfully launched in South Africa, Gabon and Ethiopia and I am equally confident about its impact here.”

The Digital Village project is an ultra-modern solar powered educational and health facility which comprises a Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS), Solar Powered Tele-Medical Center (SPMC), Solar Powered Health Centre (SPHC) and Solar Powered Generator (SPG).

The SPMC will provide quick health diagnosis, cost effective medical services as well as remote medical assistance. In a similar manner, the SPIS is designed to meet the basic education needs of the community. The SPHC will eliminate geo-economic barriers and promote equal access to healthcare while the SPG unit is powerful enough to power classrooms, small businesses and offices.

Samsung will hand over the Digital Village to the Government of Ghana and the chiefs and people of Volo at an event to be witnessed by dignitaries including the CEO and President of Samsung Africa, Mr. Sung Yong Hong, Ministers of Health and Education, the Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, where Volo is located, and the Korean Ambassador to Ghana.

source : The Chronicle