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Africell, Innovation Ministry sign MoU to Develop Data Centre

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AYV News, June 13, 2024

Africell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Communication, Technology and Innovation on the Company’s commitment to develop a Data Centre in Bo, Tikonko chiefdom.
The signing of the MoU took place during the 2024 Sierra Leone Innovates Tech Summit at the Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown, attracting 3,000+ delegates, 50+ panelists and 10 sectors drawn from 4 Mano River Union countries.
The MoU will see the construction, development and operation a Data Center in the Tech and Innovation City in the chiefdom.
According to Africell, this is a registration of the Company’s commitment in providing the much needed support to realise the project.
Prior to the signing, Managing Director of Africell Sierra Leone, Mr Shadi Gerjawi described the 2024 Sierra Leone Innovates Tech Summit as timely and appropriate.
He said: “The whole idea about the Tech Summit is to bring tech people together so that they can be able to share knowledge. On a daily basis, we are always working towards finding those tech innovators, reach out and form synergies with them. It’s good that government has brought all of them into one place where we can now discuss the future”.
Minister of Communications, Technology and Innovation, Salima Monorma Bah highlighted the lack of monetisation tools for content creators and indicated that the Tech Summit would address these challenges with expert discussions and conclude with an Agriculture Innovation Challenge, inviting innovators to present solutions supporting the government’s Feed Salone program.
She said: “The Government is committed to fostering a culture of innovation. Our agenda is to create a dynamic platform for young people to showcase their talents, develop solutions and bring their creative ideas to fruition,” highlighting the importance of supporting innovation across multiple sectors, including agriculture, mining and transportation.

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