Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Government will next month launch the National Critical Information Infrastructure Directive, a move that will aid the fight against cybercrimes.

According to the Communications and Digitilisation Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, preparations are almost done to ensure resilience against cyber attacks.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the one-week residential training on Artificial Intelligence with Career Guidance for Girls in Tertiary Schools, she stated that the act will be launched as part of the cyber security celebrations in October.

“We’ve identified over 150 companies that are critical to the survival of our country, and if they suffer cyber attacks will cripple our country’s socio-economic development. Once designated, the cyber security centre will work with these companies. If they prescribe measures and they’re ignored, the centre is empowered to issue administrative penalties to ensure our collective security.”

“We’ll do the designation this week and the whole programme will be launched during the cyber security month celebrations, and we’ll start to bring up their systems to acceptable international levels,” she said. 

As part of actualising the Women for Tech initiative, Huawei Technologies in collaboration with the Ministry of Communication and Digitilisation organised the one-week residential training on Artificial Intelligence with Career Guidance for Girls in Tertiary Schools at the Kofi Annan Centre for ICT.

Speaking to Joy Business, Director of Public Relationship at Huawei, Jennie Zhou said, “this year, we noticed that the Ministry of Communications put in a lot of effort for Girls in ICT. So, we also noticed that girls can play a vital role in the IT domain, hence the decision to partner with the ministry. This is to also contribute to Ghana’s Digitisation Agenda.”



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