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Press Briefing on Freedom Online Conference

The Ministry of Communications on 4th February 2020 held a Press Briefing on the Upcoming 8th Annual Freedom Online Conference scheduled to be held at the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAPTC), Teshie, from the 6th to 7th February, 2020. The theme for the conference is “Achieving a Common Vision for Internet Freedom”. The Ministry is collaborating with the Freedom Online Coalition to organize this international event in Ghana for the first time.

Ghana signs two Memoranda of Understanding with the State of Israel

Ghana on the 29th of January, 2020 signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of the State of Israel. This took place during the 2020 CyberTech held in Tel Aviv from the 28th to 30th January 2020.

Address by Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (MP) at the GHIOS 2020 held at Mayfair, London

TOPIC: Accessing the African Common Market through Ghana: Technology, Digitisation and Industrialisation – A focus on the Communications Sector.

Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen

Press Release: Ministry Of Communications Meets Stakeholders on DTT and Digital Switch Over

Accra- Friday, January 17- The Honourable Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has met stakeholders on Government’s plans regarding the Digital Terrestrial Television(DTT) migration project.

Meet the Press Statement

Delivered By Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP, Minister for Communications

Mr. Chairman, the Hon. Minister for Information

Hon. Deputy Ministers

Heads of Department and Agencies

Chief Director, Directors, and staff of the MoC,

Friends from the Media

Ladies and Gentlemen,

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.  
 

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. 
 

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.
 

Government to Introduce a Cyber Security Bill to protect Children against Cyber Crime-Communications Minister

The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu- Ekuful, has hinted that the government is preparing a legislation to protect and sanitise the cyber space against criminal acts and abuses.
She indicated that the new safeguard measure is aimed at protecting children against cyber crime.
 
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful disclosed this at the second National Girls in ICT Day which climaxed on Monday in Takoradi on the theme ‘Expanding horizons, changing attitudes.”

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