With Ghana’s massive digitization drive still in progress, stakeholders in the telecommunication sector are intensifying efforts to push this agenda and also stay relevant in the sector.
In that regard, MTN Ghana, the country’s largest mobile operator, has launched the MTN Ghana Ayoba Hackathon to allow start-ups and app developers to build fintech solutions to solve many of Ghana’s problems.
Ayoba is a super app with an instant messaging feature powered by MTN.
The newly launched MTN Ghana Ayoba Hackathon seeks to give app developers and start-ups in Ghana the opportunity to get creative and launch their services through micro-apps.
This is aimed at providing fintech solutions to problems in various sectors in Ghana and beyond on the Ayoba platform.
Speaking at the launch of the event, the Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Noel Kojo Ganson, outlined what the Ayoba Hackathon seeks to achieve.
“Over the years, we’ve seen young people across the continent being innovative by using technology to offer solutions to complex problems and needs facing the continent. We’re confident that the brains in the ICT space, if given the opportunity, will drive Africa’s digital progress. Through this hackathon, participants will get the opportunity to better place themselves to take on the digital future that is now at hand.”
On the sidelines of the launch, Mr. Kojo Ganson further explained what participants will also achieve from this competition.
“Participants need to get themselves registered and, as a team, pull themselves together and come up with creative ideas. There are three judges that will review their apps and mentors that will support the teams. Primarily, we are looking out for solutions that will solve Ghana and Africa’s problems,” he noted.
Interested participants have until August 25th to register for the event on the website, ayobahackathon.com.