In a room filled with eager ears and curious minds, Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, unveiled plans for a new chapter in Ghana's telecommunications sector, the development of local content legislation.

The legislation, she explained, would prioritize certain managed services for local Ghanaian companies, aiming to bolster the nation's control over its digital infrastructure while curbing reliance on costly foreign consultants.

Central to the Minister's message was the recognition of local expertise. She emphasized that Ghana possesses competent alternatives to foreign firms and highlighted the importance of nurturing homegrown talent for sustainable sectoral growth.

At the launch of Dynamic Data Solutions Ltd , an indigenous information communication technology company, Minister Owusu-Ekuful reiterated her support for local enterprises. She stressed the need for a collective shift in mindset, urging consumers to choose Ghanaian products and services as a means of fostering economic empowerment and promoting domestic innovation.

Made in Ghana

The management buyout of Ghana's Dimension Data, formerly owned by NTT Group of Japan, took place in January 2024. Attended by notable dignitaries and industry leaders, the rebranding event of Dynamic Data Solution's logo and name, confirmed ownership of the tech giant to a new majority Ghanaian shareholders regime.

This management buyout protects the firm's future and establishes a Ghanaian-owned and operated ICT company - Dynamic Data Solutions CEO, Yvette Adounvo Atekpe

After 16 years as CEO of Dimension Data, Yvette Adounvo Atekpe is still in charge of Dynamic Data, which has changed its name. The reorganised organisation will continue to be NTT's "Preferred Partner," facilitating smooth customer support and service delivery. Every employee of Dimension Data in Ghana will move to Dynamic Data Solutions Ltd.

“The continued development and promotion of the ICT sector in Ghana is critical for the economic and social growth of our country. Being able to contribute to, and participate in, this growth with such a highly talented management team is an honour" remarked Atekpe

Richard Hechle, managing director, Dimension Data East and West Africa, stated: "The acquisition of Dimension Data Ghana by one of Africa's most respected women in the ICT industry is consistent with NTT's commitments to supporting female-owned, locally operated, and managed businesses.

With Dynamic Data inheriting 20 years of ICT infrastructure and market reputation, Ghanaians will have a significant impact on ICT procurement in the nation, which is a positive move in the right direction. Still, this is insufficient. The 'Made in Ghana' tech movement needs more Ghanaian unicorns to make a big impact.

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