About Us

Ministry of Communications exists to facilitate the development of a reliable and cost effective world-class communications infrastructure and services, driven by appropriate technological innovations to enhance the promotion of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-based environment.
Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications, Ghana

Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister of Communications

Hon. George Andah, DEPUTY MINISTER, MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS, Ghana

Hon. George Andah

Deputy Minister

Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei, DEPUTY MINISTER, MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS, Ghana

Hon. Vincent Sowah Odotei

Deputy Minister

 

Mr. Issah Yahaya  Chief Director, Ministry of Communications (MoC), Ghana

Mr. Issah Yahaya

Chief Director

 

BRIEF ON THE MINISTRY AND ITS AGENCIES (MDAs)

The Ministry of Communications (MoC) has the core responsibility of initiating and developing national policies aimed at achieving cost effective information and communications infrastructure and services, for the enhancement and promotion of economic competitiveness in line with the policy guidelines of the Medium Term National Development Policy Framework (MTNDPF) developed as the basis of Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda (GSGDA) II 2014-2017.It also has additional responsibility for the empowerment of the people of Ghana through Information dissemination, gathering of feedback, capacity building of the media for ownership of policies, programmes, projects and activities necessary for social and economic transformation.

VISION

The vision of the Ministry of Communications (MoC) is to manage the convergence of information and communications technologies to ensure free flow of information and gathering of feedback for the promotion of a viable integrated national development process within a global setting.

MISSION

Ministry of Communications exists to facilitate a two (2)-way free flow of timely information and gathering of feedback for the development of a reliable and cost-effective world-class Communications infrastructure and services, driven by appropriate technological innovations and accessible by all citizens to enhance national unity and the promotion of economic competitiveness in a knowledge-based environment.

POLICY OBJECTIVES

The following are the policy objectives of the Ministry.

  • To develop policies and programmes aimed at promoting the development of communications infrastructure and services for national development
  • To support the development of ICT Industry, Research, Development and networking among stakeholders.
  • To promote e-government and governance activities for transparency and public access to information.
  • To promote and encourage the expansion of postal services for the social and economic development of the country
  • To facilitate the provision of quality Meteorological data and forecasts in support of weather sensitive sectors of the economy.
  • To invest and strengthen the institutional and human resource capacities for quality service delivery.
  • To promote the building of confidence and security in the use of ICTs for national development
  • To strengthen institutional capabilities and human resource capacities to promote delivery of quality services for national development.
  • Promote social accountability in the public policy cycle
  • Mainstream development communication across the public sector

CORE FUNCTIONS

The core functions of the Ministry are:

  • Initiate and formulate ICT policies taking into account the needs and aspirations of the people.>
  • Collaborate with MDAs to effectively disseminate information about Government policies, programmes and activities.
  • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the performance of the Communications Sector.
  • Development of appropriate regulation to protect consumers and stimulate competition;
  • Building capacity for the ICT sector;
  • Gather and assess feedback on Government policies, programmes and activities
  • Provide professional training in film and television production, broadcast journalism and creative arts
  • Create and enhance awareness of government policies and programmes to the public and English and Ghanaian languages
  • Provide public relations support to the Presidency, MDAs and MMDAs
  • Process and disseminate local and foreign news
  • Promoting Ghana’s international marketing agenda

The Ministry fulfils its functions through the delivery of the following programmes and sub-programmes:

  1. Management and Administration
    • General Administration
    • Finance and Administration
    • Human Resource Management and Development
    • Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Research, Statistics and Information Management
    • Information Technology
    • Internal Audit
  2. ICT capacity development
  3. ICT infrastructure development
  4. Meteorological Services
  5. Postal and Courier Services
  6. Data Management and Regulations

THE MINISTERIAL SET UP

The Ministry of Communications is made up of the following agencies and statutory bodies that assist with the implementation of policies related to operational and regulatory framework:

  1. Postal and Courier Services Regulatory Commission(PCSRC)
  2. Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet);
  3. Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE):
  4. National Information Technology Agency (NITA)
  5. Data Protection Commission(DPC)
  6. National Communications Authority(NCA)
  7. Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC)
  8. Ghana Post Company Limited(GPCL)