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Press Release: National Cyber Security Awareness Month to be Launched on October 1

The Ministry of Communications through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), an agency with the mandate to coordinate Ghana’s cybersecurity development, will hold its annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) from 1st to 31st October, 2020.

Free Wifi for Senior High Schools – Ursula Owusu- Ekuful

Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has indicated that government would begin the roll-out of free Wifi for Senior High Schools (SHSs) in October, this year.

She said despite the shutdown of schools due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it was important that the country prepares for the future.

The Ministry of Communications to support the efforts of the CID- Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP)

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in collaboration with the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have inaugurated a model child protection forensic lab at the CID headquarters in Accra on Thursday, 27th April, 2020.

The aim of the laboratory is to assist the CID to combat child online pornography and offer digital forensic services to assist investigations. Funded by the CID and the UNICEF, the digital forensic laboratory will serve as investigative needs for children and young people.

Speaking Notes for Minister of Communications on the Launch of the Gh COVID-19 App Upgrade at Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence

Hon. Ministers

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service

Distinguished Personalities

Invited Guest

Friends from the Media

Ladies and Gentlemen

Welcome

Some 5 months ago, on Easter Monday, April 13, 2020, the government through the Ministry of Communications launched the GH COVID 19 Symptoms Tracker App as our response to use technology to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

Minister for Communications Tours Ghana Tech Lab

The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has paid a working visit to the Ghana Tech Lab to engage young entrepreneurs using technology to improve living conditions of the country.

The tour was part of activities by the Minister to familiarise herself with certain key sections under the Ghana Tech lab.

Community Associate for Ghana Tech Lab, Ms Belinda Darkwa, took the Minister round the various sections of the Lab to familiarise herself with operations of the facility.

ICT Training Underway for 570 Girls in the Oti Region

Ministry of Communications, in partnership with its agencies is conducting training for 570 school girls in the Oti Region, as part of the annual National Girls in ICT celebrations.

National Cyber Security Centre and CID Nab Empress Leak Operator

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of the Ministry of Communications, in collaboration with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service and the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group, have nabbed the administrator of the notorious website, empress leak.

Empress Leak is a website known for the publication of child pornographic and adult sexual content. The website records about 600,000 monthly users who are located in Ghana, Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Statement by Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister for Communications, at the 2020 SHE VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Distinguished panelists, CEO Glitz Africa and host of this SHE Summit, virtual Edition, Mrs Claudia Lumor; Moderator, and all of you joining in from around the world, Good afternoon.

I am using this opportunity to also welcome all of you across the globe to this platform. A platform where we will in a few minutes discuss the theme:  Resilient. Empowered: Her Rights, Her World as part of the broader subject of the 2020 state of world population report which aims at expounding the gender agenda.

Minister for Communications commissions ICT Laboratory Centre at Dansoman in the Ablekumah West Municipality

The Minister for Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday, 12th June, 2020, commissioned an ICT Laboratory at New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI) in Dansoman in the Ablekuma West Municipality.

Launch of GH COVID-19 Tracker App

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in collaboration with the Ministry of Communications(MoC)has launched a new app which will help in tracing people who have come into contact with COVID—19 positive individuals.

The user friendly and free to download mobile software application will be available for android and iOS devices.

Its intended for productivity assistance which will augment the states effort in the fight against the global pandemic.

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