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Over 500 SHS students undergo cyber security training in Wa 

The National Cyber Security Centre under the Ministry of Communications on Wednesday organised a training on cyber-crime prevention and protection for more than 500 Senior High School (SHS) students in Wa, the Upper West Regional capital. The training is part of the national cyber security awareness campaign launched early this …

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Ghana makes progress in cyber crime prevention – Consultant

Ghana is making progress in the prevention of the incidence of cyber crime because of government’s high level of commitment towards that cause, Dr Nana Kofi Annan, a consultant at the Ministry of Communications (MoC), has said. He said the MoC commissioned the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre at the …

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Digital Migration: NMC wants independent company to manage the platform

The National Media Commission (NMC) has kicked against moves by the Government to establish a company under its tutelage to manage the platform of the impending digital migration. According to the NMC, this, when done, would make the platform subject to the vagaries of politics and compel media organisations to …

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Ghana loses over $90,000 to cyber crime – Dr. Yankson

Dr Herbert Gustav Yankson, Head of the Ghana Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Cyber crime Unit, has disclosed that as at August this year, Ghana had lost $90,168 to cyber crime. This compares to a loss of $22,692 in 2016 and $21,357 in 2017. Dr Yankson was speaking during a …

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FemITI training girls through tech initiative

The DreamOval Foundation, a non -governmental organization, has launched a programme dubbed: “Females in Tech Initiative (FemITI)” to train young girls to develop problem solving skills through coding and robotics. This is aimed at helping to bridge the digital divide and provide an opportunity for girls. The programme, which is …

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Nokia smartphones serve first slice of Android™ 9 Pie on Nokia 7 Plus 

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced the roll out of Android 9 Pie on EISA’s Consumer Smartphone of the Year, the Nokia 7 Plus. This upgrade builds upon the strong features of Android 8.0 Oreo™, and focuses on a more tailored experience with emphasis on AI, machine …

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Civil Service to introduce online services

The Office of the Head of Civil Service (OHCS) is to introduce online services for most of its human resource facilities. Nana Agyekum Dwamena, the Head of Civil Service said the online services to be introduced include recruitment, graduate entrance examination and staff appraisal instruments to enhance service delivery to …

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Ghana–India Kofi Annan Centre of receives $1m grant

The Government of India has presented a cheque of $1 million to the Ghana–India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence (GI-KACE) in Information Communication Technology (ICT), to strengthen ICT Research and Innovation in country. The fund, which is a grant, would support the Centre in capacity building for the expansion needs …

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Court processes to be served via social media platforms – Chief Justice

The Chief Justice Sophia A. B. Akuffo on Wednesday said the judiciary intends to amend the rules of the court so that court processes could to be served via social media platforms such as WhatsApp. “These will allow us bring the much needed pairing of speed with efficiency to our …

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Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 ends

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2018 (FIFAfrica18) has ended in Accra, with a call for greater internet freedom. Mr Sulemana Braimah, the Executive Director, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), in his closing remarks said the internet had to create the possibility for people to have their voices …

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