Technology is Changing the World
It is no longer news that digital technology is changing the world. What is noteworthy, however is that while techies from developed countries are finding ways to embrace and exploit that change, most of our indigenous technological enthusiasts lack the fundamental skills to even grasp emerging technology tends, not to talk of harnessing it for the better good.
Economic proponents have predicted that innovations in digital technology will be a key driver for sustainable development in Sub Saharan Africa, a transition which we have already begun to witness. In mobile technology for instance, 7 out of 10 of even the poorest Africans now own mobile phones. However, the number of direct jobs created by the ICT sector accounts for only 3 – 5% of the total workforce.