Over at the Free Software and Open Source for Africa website, they’ve put up the opening remarks by Ghanaian Communications Minister Mike Ocquaye kicking off last week’s MediaFOSS event. The speech had me cheering, and it’s comments like this that give me great hope for the future of Free Software in Africa:

“The seeds of freedom must be nurtured. Ghana has a pivotal role in FOSS, in the use of ICT for the development of a true and sustainable Information Society in Africa. We will champion excellence. We will champion, freedom, we will champion Free Software and Open Source Solutions.”

Coming from a cabinet-level official, this is great news indeed.