Samsung Electronics Africa has launched a digital village for people living in Ghana’s Volta region
The facility will provide education and health services, primarily serving members of the Volo community, who are the main inhabitants of the North Tongu District Assembly where it is located.
The digital village is solar powered and features an Internet school which can accommodate up to 24 students, a tele-medical centre and an admin centre which will provide office space to local entrepreneurs, and school and community centre staff with limited access to electricity.
Samsung said it hoped the facility could thereby bridge the digital gap in the largely rural area, stimulating local business development, while also improving the standard of government services.
“Samsung believes that technology is a powerful tool to…improve people’s lives and create a better society,” said a statement from the Korean electronics company.
The digital village forms part of a wider initiative by Samsung in Africa, which aims to provide 500,000 students with access to digital learning facilities.