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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.

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.
 

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