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Vice President, Minister For Communications, Ict & Telecom Experts Honoured At The 9th Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (Gitta 2019)

Over eighty (80) ICT and Telecom experts were honoured at the 9th edition of the Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) 2019 which was held at the Movenpick Ambassador hotel on Friday, June 28, 2019.
 
The event which was themed “Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in the ICT Sector”, attracted key stakeholders in the telecom and information communication technology industry from both Ghana and Nigeria.
 

Deployment of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) System

The Ministry of Communications as part of its agenda to protect transactions and interactions on the country’s digital space, has established an authentication and verification system for online transactions.  
 

Communications Minister Inaugurates GMET Governing Board

An Eleven (11) – member Governing Board of the Ghana Meteorological Agency has been inaugurated in Accra on Thursday, 25th day of July, 2019.
The Board has Mr. George Isaac Amoo as Chairman, Dr Michael Tanu, Mr. Kwasi Agyei Tabi, Mad. Adelaide Asantewaa Asante, Mr. Ben Ampomah, Mr. Jonathan Nii Ahele Nunoo, Dr. Rosina Kyeremanten, Prof. Charlotte N. Esi Wrigley Asante, Mr. John Quacoe Amedior, Dr Mercy Badu and Mr. Sandow Tibila as members.
 

Ghana will lead efforts to get African Countries to accede to Budapest Convention - Ursula pledges

Ghana will lead efforts in Africa to encourage states, which have not acceded to the Budapest Convention on cybercrime to do so, Ghana’s Communications Minister has pledged.

Speaking at the 21st plenary of the Cybercrime Convention Committee (TCY) Council of Europe on July 8, 2019, Mrs. Owusu Ekuful said the Convention had been instrumental in providing a critical international legal framework for dealing with criminal activities in cyberspace since its promulgation.

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful Addresses World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Congress in Geneva

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekukful (MP) addressed the World Meteorological Congress at the International Conference Centre, Geneva (CICG) on Tuesday 11th June 2019 and stressed the important role of climatology and hydrology to the socioeconomic development and survival of humankind. She applauded the WMO’s efforts to assist member countries transform their national meteorological and hydrological agencies. 
 

Ghana receives over 300 Satellite TV from China

The Chinese Ambassador, Shi Ting Wang, has handed over 300 satellite television sets to the government of Ghana to be distributed to selected public area and households in the rural areas.

The presentation was in line with a project christened “300 village satellite TV project”, launched by the Ministry of Communications, in collaboration with StarTimes, a Chinese Multimedia company in September 2018.

The project is aimed at bridging the digital divide and ensuring that all citizens especially the rural communities enjoy the full benefits of digitalization.

MEGHIS to get Assistance from the Ministry of Communications

The Minister for Communications, Hon. Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has pledged the Ministry’s readiness to assist the Methodist Girls’ High School (MEGHIS), at Mamfe Akuapem in the Eastern Region to purchase robotic kits, laptops and other necessary equipment needed to complete more robotic competitions.
 
The gesture is to encourage the school to train more girls to participate in more challenging robotic competitions across the globe.
 

Government to Introduce a Cyber Security Bill to protect Children against Cyber Crime-Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu- Ekuful, has hinted that the government is preparing a legislation to protect and sanitise the cyber space against criminal acts and abuses.
She indicated that the new safeguard measure is aimed at protecting children against cyber crime.
 
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful disclosed this at the second National Girls in ICT Day which climaxed on Monday in Takoradi on the theme ‘Expanding horizons, changing attitudes.”

Take advantage of the Opportunities in the ICT World-Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Mrs  Ursula Owusu- Ekuful, has encouraged girls  in Ghana’s basic schools to be passionate and take advantage  of the  opportunities that the Information, Communications and technology  (ICT) world offers  people, globally.
She argued that, with the desire and determination, young girls in Ghana can hive opportunities   in ICT and even create jobs for themselves, provided they remained focused   in their studies.
 

Ursula tours Girls in ICT Training Centres

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has toured some centres in the Western region training girls in ICT.
 
The visit was ahead of the 2019 Girls in ICT celebration to be held on May 27.
 

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