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Gov't bans use of private accounts to send official e-mails

Gov't bans use of private accounts to send official e-mails
Source: Ghana|
Date: 06-04-2019 Time: 08:04:08:am
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is the Minister of Communication

Cabinet has given approval to the request by the Communications Ministry to migrate all public sector workers to a dedicated state email domain for official business.

The move is in the quest to safeguard the critical infrastructure of government against cyber attacks.

Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, disclosed at the first retreat for the National Cybersecurity Technical working group at Aburi.

According to her, Ghana falls in the top ten users of social media on the globe thus making the country exposed to cyber attacks.

“It is unacceptable that a government official will be sending an official message with the use of his or her private email and this is not done anywhere in the world” she noted.

Ursula also revealed that the President has directed the Ministry to implement all the regulations on Cybercrime and related offences in order to make the safer digital Ghana campaign a success.

“We are determined to ensure that critical state infrastructure is protected regardless of the little funds we have as an institution”

The programme is expected to be executed by the National Cybersecurity Secretariat and the Ghana Domain Registry with oversight supervision from the Ministry.

The two days workshop by the committee is to give an opportunity to members to review the progress of work on the cybersecurity bill. 

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