Government Assisted PC
  Programme(GAPP)

        Kwami Ahiabenu,II
        Programme Manager
        info@computer4all.co...
Introduction

   Government Assisted PC Programme – (iadvance)
    launch on 15th May 2006
   Private – Public Partnersh...
AIM

   “Computer For You” (Computer4U)
   Ghana Government Assisted PC Programme
    (GAPP) aimed at accelerating the u...
Target Group

   MDAs including district assemblies
   MPs and Judicial Service
   Private Sector – SMEs
   Education ...
Objectives

   Enable e-Government
   Help governments to meet their citizens'
    expectations
   Contribute to bridgi...
Cost Elements- removing Tax ?

   Tax Element                  % of Cost
       VAT                      12.5%
       N...
Challenges

   Affordability goal
   Value proposition
   Low disposal income
   Used or so called refurbished compute...
Achievements

   Development of Ghana’s computer market
   Financing mechanism
   Open Source
   Contributory role in ...
Intercourse –PCs, Internet

   Mobile phones are dominating the access
    device space
   Shared access/cloud computing...
Conclusion

   GAPP is working hard to increase high
    utilization of PCs in Ghana.
   GAPP is providing a full-featur...
Thank You

   Kwami Ahiabenu, II
   Programme Manager
   Government Assisted PC Programme
   Info@computer4all.com.gh
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  1. 1. Government Assisted PC Programme(GAPP) Kwami Ahiabenu,II Programme Manager info@computer4all.com.gh
  2. 2. Introduction  Government Assisted PC Programme – (iadvance) launch on 15th May 2006  Private – Public Partnership – GOG (Ministry of Communications, local computer assemblers, Intel and Microsoft, Banks, leasing Companies and ISPs  Engine to drive the successful implementation of Ghana’s ICT4AD policy  Similar initiatives in UK, Sweden, Italy, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Nigeria
  3. 3. AIM  “Computer For You” (Computer4U)  Ghana Government Assisted PC Programme (GAPP) aimed at accelerating the uptake and use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in Ghana.  Increase Home Personal Computer (PC) ownership and usage in Ghana
  4. 4. Target Group  MDAs including district assemblies  MPs and Judicial Service  Private Sector – SMEs  Education – students and department  Non Profits  International Institutions  Individuals – Employees scheme
  5. 5. Objectives  Enable e-Government  Help governments to meet their citizens' expectations  Contribute to bridging the 'digital divide’  Create additional tax revenue  Others include advisory services, training and technical Support
  6. 6. Cost Elements- removing Tax ?  Tax Element % of Cost  VAT 12.5%  NHIS Levy 2.5%  Processing Fees 1%  ECOWAS Levy 0.5%  EDIF Levy 0.5%  Net Charge Levy 0.4%  Net Charge VAT Levy 0.05%  Total Levies / Charges 17.45%
  7. 7. Challenges  Affordability goal  Value proposition  Low disposal income  Used or so called refurbished computers  Relatively small size of the market  Lack of PC ownership culture  Low Internet Penetration  Currency Changes  Lack of cheap credit facilities
  8. 8. Achievements  Development of Ghana’s computer market  Financing mechanism  Open Source  Contributory role in ICTs and ICT4D education and awareness creation  Reaching out to all parts of Ghana  Helping in ICT4AD policy implementation  Supporting local brands penetration
  9. 9. Intercourse –PCs, Internet  Mobile phones are dominating the access device space  Shared access/cloud computing  Local content/services is a key driver  Leasing/pay as you go  Internet + PC options
  10. 10. Conclusion  GAPP is working hard to increase high utilization of PCs in Ghana.  GAPP is providing a full-featured PC to enable individuals and institutions work more efficiently and productively  Provision of affordable PCs at the highest quality to ensure value for money.
  11. 11. Thank You  Kwami Ahiabenu, II  Programme Manager  Government Assisted PC Programme  Info@computer4all.com.gh

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