A 25-12 months-antique graduate of the University of Ghana, Razak Issaka has been adjudged the overall winner of the MTN Apps Challenge season V.
His App “Aluta-Man Must Chop” is a lively video which tells a thrilling tale of a formidable and active younger guy known as Aluta who’s simply seeking to continue to exist as he hustles through the tough streets of Accra.
As a man of many talents, Aluta is continuously attempting out distinctive jobs all in his countless attempt to find out what he’s excellent at.
Razak, a clean graduate with a diploma in Psychology, took domestic a certificates, Huawei plague, and quantity of ¢20,000.
Aside from being the final winner, he became additionally provided the winner of the Animation Video Category with a certificate, Huawei plague and an amount of ¢20,000.
Razak Issaka, who walked domestic with a total of ¢40,000 said it changed into an existence-converting second for a person like him who has simply completed the college jostling for a manner to continue to exist.
According to him, coding and programming may be his complete-time profession due to the joy and pleasure he derives from putting pieces of thoughts collectively into beneficial cell Apps enjoyed by many Ghanaians.
His next mission, Razak indicated, might be an educative video animation as a way to sensitize the general public against the abuse of tramadol.
He added that the award will encourage him to do greater works in an effort to resolve real societal troubles whilst instructing the adolescents to maintain the standards of being precise residents.
Other class winners such as Sario Mobile App (Lifestyle), Trans go Mobile App (Business), Atsu Mobile App (Games & Enterprise), Memoria Mobile App (Education), Smart Traffic Control (Internet of Things), Kaya App (Best Female Project), and SHS Mobile App received via Accra Presbyterian Boys Secondary School.
The Acting Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Noel Kojo Ganson said the MTN Apps challenge since inception a few five years in the past, has given several Ghanaian teens the opportunity to expand and take up demanding situations in our economic system.
He referred to that throughout us of a and the continent, apps were influencing lives and creating financial empowerment.
Mr. Ganson indicated that MTN pleasure itself in giving complete and equal get entry to ladies inside the region of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
“Indeed, Technology and Innovation had been recognized as imperatives for accomplishing gender equality and empowerment for ladies. In view of this MTN is championing an assignment for ladies in the era, where younger women receive mentorship from ladies in ICT running on this business enterprise,” he said.
According to him, MTN in step with girls in ICT mission, have included the Best Female Developer Award Category.
“A class that has seen the submission of some exciting projects. We consider that the sustenance of this class will lead to the contribution of sources to the filling of a much broader human resource hole in STEM-a gap that indicates they want for the giant improvement of our human sources,” Mr. Ganson intimated.
He explained that nearly a 12 months ago at the inception of the MTN Apps Challenge v5.0, they anticipated, however, couldn’t consider the excitement and participation this version might have generated.
Mr. Ganson mentioned that when a chain of roadshows, extra than one hundred ninety programs had been obtained. In general fifty-six initiatives were received for mobile Apps, seven for an Internet of Things (IoT), nine for animation motion pictures and 7 SHS tasks.
According to him, 72 from freelance and seven from Senior High Schools (SHS). These apps had been positioned thru a rigorous choice process and most effective 24 initiatives made it to the final auditions.
He emphasized that the judges reviewed these kinds of Apps thinking of the industrial viability of the app.
“This factor of the competition could be very vital due to the fact, as a business, we agree with that the App Developer community ought to be capable of generating revenue from their innovations to maintain their corporations. It is a completely unique form of adolescents empowerment,” he posited.
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