The Minister of Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has stated that Ghana is positioning itself as the cyber security hub in West Africa
She said the Ministry of Communication was collaborating with local and foreign partners to develop Ghana’s
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful was speaking at the launch of the National Cyber Security awareness month 2018 and the launch of the National Cyber Security Awareness Programme at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT in Accra Monday Morning.
The event was on the theme: “A safer digital Ghana.”
The National Cyber Security Awareness programme is intended to raise awareness
Additionally, the programme is also meant to encourage reporting of cyber crimes and cyber security incidents to facilitate knowledge and information sharing among all stakeholders as well as to promote a culture of
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said as part of government’s effort to strengthen the country’s
She explained that other interventions government has instituted concerning
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said the initiative is expected to increase the understanding and awareness of cyber risks and to empower the public to live a responsible and safer digital life.
In a keynote address, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, said government recognizes the importance digital ecosystem plays in the country’s development, hence the major initiatives the government has taken to digitise the country’s economy.
Dr Bawumia explained that many cyber crimes are being directed at the financial sectors, adding that such attacks when successful, could result in fatal loses.
He has, therefore, urged the public to be cautious with their use of the internet, stressing that no one is immune to cyber threats and that it was only when people
The National Cyber Security Advisor, Mr Albert Antwi-Boasiako, said Ghana’s