About Us

Ministry of Communications was established by section II of the Civil Service Law, 1993 (PNDCL, 327) as amended by the Civil Service (amendment) Act,2001 (Act 600) and Executive Instrument (EI) 6,2003.
Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Ghana

Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister of Communications

Hon. George Andah, DEPUTY MINISTER, MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS, Ghana

Hon. George Andah

Deputy Minister

Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, DEPUTY MINISTER, MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS, Ghana

Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei

Deputy Minister

 

Mr. Issah Yahaya  Chief Director, Ministry of Communications (MoC), Ghana

Mr. Issah Yahaya

Chief Director

 

BRIEF ON THE MINISTRY AND ITS AGENCIES (MDAs)

The Ministry of Communications (MoC) has the core responsibility of initiating and developing national policies aimed at achieving cost effective information and communications infrastructure and services, for the enhancement and promotion of economic competitiveness in line with the policy guidelines of the Medium Term National Development Policy Framework (MTNDPF) developed as the basis of Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) II 2014-2017.

VISION

Ministry of Communications (MoC) is to ensure the convergence of communication technologies to facilitate the promotion of a viable integrated national development process within a global setting.

MISSION

To facilitate the development of a reliable and cost-effective world-class Communications infrastructure and services, driven by appropriate technological innovations and accessible by all citizens to enhance the promotion of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-based environment.

POLICY OBJECTIVES

  • To promote rapid development and deployment of national ICT infrastructure
  • To strengthen the institutional and regulatory framework for managing the ICT subsector
  • To increase the use of ICT in all sectors of the economy
  • To facilitate the provision of quality meteorological data and forecast in support of weather sensitive sectors of the economy

CORE FUNCTIONS

  • Initiate and formulate ICT policies taken into account the needs and aspirations of the people.
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the performance of the Communications Sector.
  • Develop appropriate regulations to protect consumers and stimulate competition in the communication sector.
  • Build capacity for the ICT sector.

The Ministry fulfils its functions through the delivery of the following programmes and sub-programmes:

  1. Management and Administration
    • General Administration
    • Finance and Administration
    • Human Resource Management and Development
    • Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Research, Statistics and Information Management
    • Information Technology
    • Internal Audit
  2. ICT capacity development
  3. ICT infrastructure development
  4. Meteorological Services
  5. Postal and Courier Services
  6. Data Management and Regulations

AGENCIES UNDER THE MINISTRY

The Ministry of Communications is made up of the following agencies and statutory bodies that assist with the implementation of policies related to operational and regulatory framework:

  1. Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission(PCSRC)
  2. Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet);
  3. Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE):
  4. National Information Technology Agency (NITA)
  5. Data Protection Commission(DPC)
  6. National Communications Authority(NCA)
  7. Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)
  8. Ghana Post Company Limited(GPCL)