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Ghana’s cyber space has recently called the attention of various global organizations, During this year’s cyber security awareness month, Mrs. Diana Acconcia, European Union Ambassador to Ghana acknowledged the efforts of the Digital Economy Task force co-chaired by the Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, under the new Africa – Europe Digital Economy Partnership.

Minister of Communications, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

She also stated that it is not by chance that the digital task force is part of the Alliance because the digital economy is one of the most promising sectors of the economy in creating sustainable jobs for the educative young people of Africa.

Recent Developments in Europe, United States and elsewhere indicates that cyber attack can have an impact on the political systems on the countries affected becoming a threat to the very core values of democracy.

The Program Manager, Cyber Crime Office Council of Europe, Matteo Lucchetti, said that in their research recently published, revealed that not only is the current wave of cyber crime largely unseen but also the chances of been successfully investigated and prosecuted are now estimated at 0.05 percent and for violent crimes the equivalent chance of 46 percent.

The effort of the Ghanaian government led him to commend Ghana for taking steps in the fight against the threats posed by cyber-crime.

He added that Ghana is regarded as the role model in the region and the leader in the African continent in the fight against cyber crime.

Communication Minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, urged all to be mindful of the inherent dangers of the cyberspace amidst its use.

Naming the progress of the Ghanaian government in the implementation of 5G to be tried within the coming year intended to provide faster internet connectivity for the digital economy.

She estimated that within the next 2 or 3 years, Ghana will  be one of the most if not the most digitalized country in Africa.

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