In its ambitious long-term plans to close the digital divide in Africa by bringing digital services to more businesses and people, one of Africa’s leading data centre operators, Africa Data Centres is set to open a 30MW Data Centre Facility in Accra-Ghana.
The Chief Executive Officer at Africa Data Centres, Tesh Durvasula, who disclosed this said the new facility is part of ADC’s effort to expand digital services and solutions to more countries in West Africa, after building such facilities in Nigeria and Togo.
“This new facility will be a giant leap forward in our ambitious long-term plans to close the digital divide in Africa by bringing digital services to more businesses and people,” he said in a statement.
He explained that Africa Data Centres chose Accra as its next location since there is an existing high demand from hyper-scalers, cloud operators and multi-national enterprises to digitally transform West Africa.
The world is witnessing an unprecedented demand for digital services, apps, broadband, cloud technologies, and more, all of which are seeing data demand soar to unimagined levels. Thus, apart from bringing digital services to Ghana, the data centre will create numerous job opportunities through the digitisation of the economy and hiring local contractors and workers for the builds, from entry to high-tech level.
Speaking on the choice of Ghana, Tesh Durvasula noted that with Ghana being the second-largest economy in West Africa, it also is an attractive investment destination for international tech giants that want to expand their footprint in the region.
Opening a data centre aligns with the organization’s expansion plans and is timeous as the government in Ghana has been introducing innovative and forward-thinking digital projects over the last few years. Although there has been significant growth in the past few years, many Ghanaian citizens remain without digital services.