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Interrogate the Application of International Law in Cyberspace – Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to the International Community

STRASBOURG, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 20, 2019: The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has asked the international community to interrogate the application of international law in cyberspace. Delivering a keynote speech at the formal opening of the Octopus Conference 2019 in Strasbourg, France, the Minister challenged the international community to test the application of existing international laws in dealing with global cybercrime threats. According to the Minister, further clarity is needed on this issue with the growth of the global digital economy.

2ND EDITION OF 2019 NATIONAL GIRLS-IN-ICT DAY CELEBRATION HELD IN CAPE COAST

The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has urged young girls to prove their worth and correct stereotypes that limit their participation and career development in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

 

The Minister said girls and women are more capable of making a difference in the ICT industry when given the needed push, hence the initiative.

 

Meet the Press Statement

Delivered By Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP, Minister for Communications

Mr. Chairman, the Hon. Minister for Information

Hon. Deputy Ministers

Heads of Department and Agencies

Chief Director, Directors, and staff of the MoC,

Friends from the Media

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Ministry of Communications Launches National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful launched the 2019 National Cyber Security Awareness Month to kick start activities lined up to educate the public on the trend of cybercrime in the country. This year’s celebration was on the theme ‘Demonstrating Ghana’s Cyber security Readiness’

 

This year’s celebration has been enhanced with the launch of the Incident Reporting Point of Contact, a platform that will facilitate reporting of cybercrime and cyber security incidents.

 

Ursula Honoured In Hungary

Ghana’s Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has been recognized at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World Awards 2019 in Budapest, Hungary.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful was recognized for her “exceptional commitment and participation as a valuable partner in ITU Telecom World events.”

 

International Day for Universal Access to Information marked in Accra

This year’s International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) was marked in Accra last Friday with assurance by government to invest in world class communication infrastructure to drive sustainable development.

It was held on the theme, ‘’Access to Information – leaving no one behind!’’

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.

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