June 6, 2021

Deputy Minister designate for Communications and Digitalisation, Ama Pomaa Boateng has said she is particular about cyber security hence would assist her Minister put in place a system that would help to protect Ghanaians.

The deputy minister designates, pointed out to the Appointment Committee when she appeared before them on Friday, June 4, 2021 that the House has passed a Cyber Security Act when she appeared before the Committee in Parliament on Friday, June 4, 2021.

“I know implementation is ongoing, and a decentralised team to respond too has been set up; there is one for the military and police to check on security online. Again there is one for the financial sector hosted by the Bank of Ghana, there is one by NITA”.

Madam Ama Pomaa, further told the Committee she is aware that, Cyber Security Authority does cyber awareness which is a month-long program in October every year, where they spend time educating the business community and students on how to be secured online.

She was responding to a former deputy Interior Minister James Agalga who wanted to know from the nominee, security wise, what could be done to secure activities online.

Her vetting lasted less than an hour, and she was full of praise for both former President John Mahama and President Nana Akufo Addo for their roles in bringing to fruition the country’s digitisation drive and culminating into the lofty heights and success chalked by the Communication Ministry and the economy as a whole.

The President’s nominee pledged her unalloyed support to the sector Minister Ursula Owusu Ekuful and promised to assist her achieve the Ministry’s laudable goals and visions.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com