Minister Demands Cooperation in Fight against Cybercrime

March 18, 2019 
Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has called for stronger ties among the 63 member states of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime.
According to the Minister, each of the 63 states needs to identify their unique role and obligations to ensure the effective implementation of the Convention. Failure to cooperate effectively, she said, will mean that the various states risk sinking together.

Government Bans Use Of Private Emails for Official Duties

The Government of Ghana has introduced a new measure banning all public officials from using their private emails for transacting official duties.
Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful made this known to the media on Friday at the Lansdown Hotel, Aburi at the opening session of the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group first retreat for 2019.

Ghana Places 9th On Global Social Media Rankings

March 18, 2019 
Millions of Ghanaians may on a daily basis complain about lack of employment opportunities and economic hardships.
But despite the fact that they complain of economic hardships and lack of employments, they certainly are not idle on a daily basis but are actually able to raise the resources needed – internet data, smartphones, computers – to keep themselves active on the internet, particularly social media.
This has earned Ghana the 9th position globally in terms of hours spent on social media.

Use Radio as a platform for Effective Dialogue - Hon. Andah

The Deputy Minister of Communications George Andah has stressed the need for radio to be used as a platform to promote effective dialogue and civic participation in developmental and socio-economic discourse. 
Speaking in Parliament to commemorate the 12th World Radio Day, Mr.Andah said the influence of radio communication on the development of any nation far outweighs the comparative advantage of other media.

Inauguration of Ten (10) Installed Automatic Weather Stations for GMET

The Minister for Communications, Hon. Ursula Owusu Ekuful (MP) has reiterated government’s commitment to equip and reposition the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) as the best meteorological institution in the sub region. The Minister was speaking at the inauguration of 10 installed Automatic Weather Stations for GMet across the country at Tema.

Communications Minister Calls for Collaborative Efforts on Cyber Crime

The Minister for Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has appealed to members of society to collaborate with government to check cyber crime and its negative impact on particularly the youth.
This was contained in a speech read on her behalf by Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, a Deputy Minister for Communications at a forum to mark Safer Internet Day in Accra.

Vodafone Launches ‘Express Wi-Fi’ in Accra

Vodafone Ghana in collaboration with Facebook has launched a new data product as part of its strategy to promote access to reliable and cheap internet with the aim of reaching underserved areas.
Dubbed ‘Express Wi-Fi’ by Facebook, it is a product that helps retail entrepreneurs to offer fast and affordable Wi-Fi services at hotspots spread across the communities and residents at James town in Accra, Nima, Maamobi, and Abbosey Okai.

Forbes8 App Launched

A Deputy Minister for Communications, Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, has advised entrepreneurs to invest in knowledge in the era of digital revolution to grow wealth as government creates an enabling environment to promote business.

World Vision Opens Office at Accra Digital Centre (ADC)

A Deputy Minister for Communications, Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei has cut the sword for the opening of a new office space; World Vision International (WVI) Ghana; a non-profit organization. The office will handle all financial and procurement services of the organization across Africa and other parts of the world.

Inauguration of the Ministerial Advisory Board

The minister for communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful has announced the roll out of a number of E-transform projects aimed at improving the efficiency of public service delivery and changing the way government functionaries provide services.
The project which seeks to achieve a total digitization of selected government businesses is part of the agenda to transform the economy electronically.


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