Government collaborates with Wikipedia to improve online content about Ghana

Source The Ghana Report

The Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Information, has moved to collaborate with Wikipedia to improve the online information about Ghana.

Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, met the Chief Operating Officer for Wikimedia Foundation, Janeen Uzzel, on Wednesday 6th November 2019 in Accra to discuss the partnership.

According to the Information Minister, the purpose of this collaboration, which is to improve the Wikipedia information about Ghana, is aimed at propelling Ghana’s quest to stimulate investment and attract tourists to the country.

In addition, the partnership will help to ensure that the information about Ghana on the internet will be updated to reflect current circumstances.

After a fruitful discussion, both parties resolved to collaborate to create a culture content that will attract foreign direct investment (FDI) to Ghana and also stimulate tourism.

Chief Operating Officer for Wikimedia Foundation, Janeen Uzzel, after the meeting, expressed her hope and confidence about the future success of the partnership.

Wikipedia is a multilingual online encyclopedia created and maintained as an open collaboration project by a community of volunteer editors using a wiki-based editing system. It is the largest and most popular general reference work on the World Wide Web and is one of the most popular websites ranked by Alexa as of October 2019.

It features exclusively free content and no commercial ads and is owned and supported by the Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organization funded primarily through donations.

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