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Religion Sat, 19 Jul 2008

Northern Presbytery gets modern ICT centre in Tamale

Tamale, July 19, GNA - The Right Reverend Dr Yaw Frimpong-Manso, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, on Saturday inaugurated a 71,000-Euro Information Communication Technology (ICT) centre in Tamale built by the Northern Presbytery.

The centre has 30 computers, 20 of which are connected to the Internet, and the remaining 10 would be used to teach students and to provide desktop publishing facilities.

Right Rev. Dr. Frimpong-Manso said development partners continued to help the church in areas of education, agriculture and other social services that had helped change the lives of people and communities. He said the project was not going to benefit Presbyterians alone but also other sister church members and the public. He said the world would always remain a global village and that the only way to catch up with the rest of the world was to develop ICT and offer training to the youth.

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The Reverend Kwasi Addai-Naami, Presbytery Chairperson, said the Global Ministries of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands contributed enormously towards the completion of the centre by supporting it with an initial 15,000 Euros after which the others came in with the rest of the money.

He said plans were far advanced to commence the phase II of the centre which would link up the facility to the Presbyterian pastoral and Development and Social Services Centre to complete the project's networking process. 19 July 08

Source: GNA