Sierra Leone’s Top Notch IT Guru Takes Computer Technology To Mile 91March 28, 2008
by David Mahdi Koroma
One of Sierra Leone’s top notch information technology gurus Mr. Muckson Sesay, whose works range from The Standard Times, Exclusive and Cocorioko websites has added another feat to his growing lists of developmental projects for Sierra Leone. The young and dynamic entrepreneur has opened the first I.T School and internet café in his home town Mile 91 in the Yonibana Chiefdom.
Named after his late father ISHAAK SESAY, who was brutally murdered by the AFRC/RUF Junta in the early hours of January 12th 1999.The Ishaak Muckson Innovative Technology Training Centre (IMITT CENTRE) (www.imittcenter.com ) is a registered IT company in Sierra Leone that provides internet access, software training on basic and advanced MS Office suite, photocopy and printing, website designing and affordable international phone services.
Speaking to Standard Times Online Editor David Mahdi Koroma, Muckon Sesay said his mission for the I.T sector in Sierra Leone is to bridge the increasing digital imbalance between the rural communities and our urban cities.
“While the focus and growth of information technology in Sierra Leone is mostly in the big towns like Freetown, Kenema and Bo my goal here is to create jobs, and rejuvenate the social fabric of Mile 91 and other surrounding communities, by providing the skills necessary for social networking and information technology usage.” Muckson Sesay said.
The IMITT Centre CEO also noted that the increasing isolation of the rural communities in Sierra Leone in terms of social and technological development has caused many youths to move to the big towns in search of education and greener pasture. “We need to make our rural communities a place to live, not a place to leave” Muckson enthused.
Mile 91 is a small but vibrant community with four secondary schools and a community bank. It is a center of commerce for the surrounding villages and has a growing population of approximately 45,000 people, with a strong and dynamic youth population. The youths in particular, have a dire need of practical computer skills.
Standard Times has gathered that the center is equipped with an arsenal of technology tools, with professionals IT staff, ready to deliver quality training and services to students and clients. According to the Managing Director of the centre Ahmed M Sesay who is also the executive director of OPARD SL their fees are relatively affordable and competitive to meet the demands of rural communities.
“Our state of the art internet café has created an avenue where people no longer need to travel to Bo, Makeni or Freetown just to send emails to their loved ones. The café is open to the public seven days a week, and our staff is ready to assist our clients in exploring and searching for resources on the internet” he said.
Registration for computer courses is now on and it’s based on first come first serve. For more information about the courses offered at the centre you can visit the following link.