Hungarian Delegation Calls on Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on 1st December, 2017 received a delegation from Hungary in Accra to discuss issues pertaining to the development of the two countries. The Minister said, she was interested in developing deeper cooperation with the Hungarian delegation to bring about mutual benefit to the two countries. She commended the Hungarian government for including a significant number of Ghanaians in their scholarship programs to upgrade Ghanaians in various fields of study.
Hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful indicated that government was keen on the digitization of the economy and has put in place a number of initiatives to open up possibilities and give meaning to the digitization agenda. The initiatives include the introduction of e-passports, interoperable database, central equipment identity register, transformation of post offices into e- governance services so that people do not have to move to the centre to access government services among other initiatives .
She added that government has made budgetary allocation for cyber security to pursue cyber crime and fraud related issues. This shows how government has become serious with cyber security since without a proper laid down framework all gains made in the digitization efforts may be eroded by cyber crime activities. She hinted on the creation of a cyber forensic laboratory for the police to have a credible platform to combat cyber fraud.
The foreign Affairs Minister of Hungary, Hon Peter Szijjirto leader of the delegation expressed gratitude to the Communications Minister and said the building of infrastructure was the most important issue in digitization. He said it was highly commendable for the two countries to join forces in achieving the digitization drive. Hungary, have decided to double the scholarship intake for Ghanaians to exchange ideas due to the warm relationship that exists between the two countries, he added.