A 21-year-old final year student at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ms Selasi Ama Domi-Kuwornu has been crowned winner for the 2023 Ms. Geek Africa competition.
The keen contested event was held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, from the 26th to the 28th of April 2023.
The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, on October 9, 2019, launched the Ms. Geek Ghana Competition, aimed at empowering girls in the field of ICT.
The sector minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, launching the competition, mentioned that her ministry is committed to highlighting the role females bring to the tech sector and will also offer young girls an opportunity to showcase what they have.
The international win of Ms Domi-Kuwornu comes after she won the 2019 Miss Geek Ghana competition and with support from the Ministry, participated in the Ms. Geek Africa competition and won the ultimate title.
She won herself a laptop, smartphone, and a cash prize of $5,000.
Ascend Digital also promised to give her a cash price of $1,000 in addition to a job opportunity in Accra to enable her to secure a better future.
She was contested by six other young ladies knowledgeable in ICT duties from Rwanda, Kenya, Benin, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Niger.
All applicants presented a solution that was original, scalable, and feasible within Africa and beyond, which seeks to address electronic pilfering in the ICT field.
The project of the girls was judged based on the theme of the summit, “Connect, Transform and Innovate” focusing on challenges that are unique to the African continent.
Miss Domi-Kuwornu presented a project named “Kasa-Cash”, an offline system that enables illiterates, physically challenged, unserved, and underserved communities to be able to effortlessly perform financial services without third-party assistance.
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