In a strategic move to drive the digital transformation agenda and foster innovation, the Ministry of Communication, Technology, and Innovation in Sierra Leone has successfully secured 130 acres of prime land for the development of a state-of-the-art facility known as TECH and INNOVATION CITY in Bo.
The ceremony, held at the Jorborhun Community in Tikonko Chiefdom, marked a significant milestone as the Ministry of Communication, Technology, and Innovation embarked on a visionary initiative.
Madam Salima Bah, the Minister of Communication, Technology, and Innovation, presided over the auspicious event, expressing the profound impact this endeavor is poised to have on the nation’s technological landscape.
During her address, Minister Bah underscored the government’s commitment to the big five changes, emphasizing the pivotal role of TECH and INNOVATION CITY in achieving these transformative goals. The acquisition of 130 acres underscores Sierra Leone’s dedication to becoming a technological powerhouse in the region.
The primary objective of establishing TECH and INNOVATION CITY is to empower the youth through education in cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain. Minister Bah envisions the city as a dynamic hub that will cultivate a generation of skilled innovators, positioning Sierra Leone at the forefront of technological advancements.
The planned Special Economic Zone within TECH and INNOVATION CITY aims to attract international innovators, fostering collaboration and positioning Sierra Leone as a global player in the tech industry. This move aligns with the broader vision of transforming the nation into a prominent TECH hub, stimulating economic growth, and creating a conducive environment for technological breakthroughs.
Moreover, the Minister highlighted the potential for job creation within the city, particularly emphasizing opportunities for the youth. The TECH and INNOVATION CITY is anticipated to become a nexus for employment, offering a platform for young talents to contribute to the nation’s technological evolution.
As the construction of this groundbreaking facility commences, Sierra Leone anticipates a new era of technological prowess and innovation, driven by the visionary efforts of the Ministry of Communication, Technology, and Innovation. TECH and INNOVATION CITY stands as a testament to the nation’s determination to embrace the digital age and position itself as a form of enabling force in the global tech landscape.