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Ministry of Communications Undertakes Clean Up Exercise

Members of staff of the Ministry of Communications undertook a massive clean up exercise early this morning within the premises and the environs of the Ministry. The exercise was done to rid Government’s Business Districts of filth and to complement His Excellency the President’s vision to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa.  

Hon. Deputy Minister for Communications commissions a Community Information Centre

The Ministry of Communications has commissioned an enhanced Community Information Centre (eCIC) at Abakrampa, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District in the Central Region as part of its efforts to expand infrastructure for efficient and effective communication nationwide.
Commissioning the outfit on February 16, 2018, the Hon. Deputy Minister for Communications, Mr. George Andah in his speech said the centre is to serve as the district information hub. It is to provide ICT services for all manner of people in the vicinity especially pupils and students of the district.

Appointment of AG. Director General of NITA

The Hon. Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 announced to Board of Directors and Staff of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) about the appointment of Mr. David Gyewu, as the New Ag. Director General of NITA.
 

Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model Assessment Held

As part of its support for the implementation of Ghana’s National Cyber Security Policy and Strategy (NCSPS), the World Bank has engaged the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre (GCSCC) of the University of Oxford to conduct cybersecurity maturity assessment for Ghana.

Ghana’s first satellite launched To Space

GhanaSat-1 is the first artificial satellite developed by Ghanaian engineers and launched into space. 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite into space, Ghana through a private institution known as All Nations University College became the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to launch an educational satellite, Ghanasat-1, into earth orbit on Friday 7 July 2017!

Ministry of Communications wins Award

IMANI Centre for Policy and Education released its annual public sector performance report at an awards Ceremony and dinner held at the Tang Palace Hotel in Accra. The report, named inspirational Public sector Leadership Awards ranked 45 Ministries, Departments and Agencies on five main pillars: Engagement, Transparency, Social Inclusion, Innovation and Management Effectiveness for the period October 2016 – October 2017.

Women in Technology Call on Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has made a commitment to introduce “coding” into the educational curriculum in basic schools in the country. She said, she was in collaboration with the Ministry of Education to integrate the teaching of coding into the educational curriculum from basic school in order to demystify the myths surrounding the use of technology. “I want to put a device in the hands of every child to give them the confidence in the use of technology”, she noted.

Chamber of Telecommunications Calls on Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has re-iterated her commitment to transform all post offices to provide e- government services throughout the country. She said the post offices would be well equipped with high speed internet connectivity in order to complement the Digitization drive of government. This she said will ensure that government services were decentralized across the country.
The Hon. Minster said this when the Chief Executive of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications paid a courtesy call on her at the Ministry. 

Hungarian Delegation Calls on Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on 1st December, 2017 received a delegation from Hungary in Accra to discuss issues pertaining to the development of the two countries. The Minister said, she was interested in developing deeper cooperation with the Hungarian delegation to bring about mutual benefit to the two countries. She commended the Hungarian government for including a significant number of Ghanaians in their scholarship programs to upgrade Ghanaians in various fields of study.

Judges, Prosecutors undergo Cybercrime training

The Ministry of Communications in collaboration with the Council of Europe through the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission and the National Cyber Security Secretariat has organised a four-day (Dec. 5 – Dec. 8, 2017) training programme on cybercrime and electronic evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors in Accra.
 

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