The leading global provider of (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, Huawei has as part of measures to curb the novel virus in Ghana donated body temperature sensing cameras to the Ministry of Education (MoE)
This body temperature sensing camera is to help the Ministry screen all persons coming to its premises to slow the spread of the coronavirus that has claimed at least 66 lives in Ghana.
The support is the first of its kind in a series of initiatives and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that have been undertaken by the ICT to assist Ghana’s fight against COVID-19 through the use of innovative technology.
The Chief Technical Officer and Carrier Business at Huawei, Mr. Kweku Essuman Quansah, said: “Huawei is committed to helping Ghana win the battle against COVID-19 and we are determined now more than ever to use the full force of our innovative technologies to do this.”
He added that the donated temperature sensing cameras will help the Education Ministry to automatically identify persons with high body temperature and also control the spread by detecting persons who may be showing symptoms while ensuring physical/social distancing.
According to Mr. Essuman, the Chinese multinational technology company has over 19 years of operation in Ghana supported the education sector immensely through various initiatives, citing the Huawei ICT Talent Ecosystem, which has trained some 1,500 plus tertiary students to help grow Ghana’s ICT talent pool and CSR initiatives like donation of ICT laboratories to Public Universities in Ghana among others.
He also lauded the Government of Ghana (GoG) for adequate measures being put in place to return life to normalcy as it continues the fight against the pandemic.
The Deputy Minister of Education, Madam Barbara Ayisi Acher expressed appreciation to Huawei for their continuous support to the sector.
She admitted that the timely donation was very useful as it would help the Education Ministry screen a lot of people easily without necessarily going near the person.
“The Ministry looks forward to more partnership with Huawei during and post COVID-19 to collectively work towards the development of the education sector and the nation as a whole,” she added.