Ghana

Background Ghana’s Cybersecurity Act, 2020 (Act 1038) was passed by the Parliament of Ghana on 6th November 2020 and assented by President Akufo-Addo into law on 29th December 2020. It is a 68-page document made up of 100 sections and 3 schedules. The sections are grouped into 18 different subjectContinue Reading

Digital literacy as a fourth literacy has become necessary to talk about in education and eLearning. Although reading, writing, and mathematics are respected as the basis of being literate, literacy in this day is not complete if a person is not capable of accessing and creating digital information. Education asContinue Reading

A few days ago, the voter registration details of over 15 million Ghanaians were uploaded and circulated through various media platforms via google drive. However, the source of the publication has not been completely verified, and the legal authority to publish this data is equally under discussion. The above statedContinue Reading

Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers opportunities for a developing country like Ghana to transform its economy.  AI can provide solutions in all sectors of the economy. In agriculture, AI offers solutions for the detection of pests and diseases. In health, AI can help in the diagnosis of diseases using fewer doctors. Continue Reading

The influx of technology hubs across the country has significantly inspired the youth to seek self-employment in the technology sector. The pursuit of new knowledge and the creation of innovative products have been the outcome so far. Technology hubs introduce the youth to both the technical and entrepreneurial aspects ofContinue Reading

Summary The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the shutting of borders in most countries across the world, in a bid to slow the spread of the virus. This has seriously impacted all economies globally. Several countries, including Ghana, have instituted a mandatory 14-day quarantine/isolation for repatriated citizens and residents. ThisContinue Reading

According to the Cybercrime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, Ghana lost over USD 105 million to cybercrime at the end of 2018. These figures are the official records from the nation’s elite unit fighting cybercrime. In the previous year (2017), Ghana lost a little over USD 69 million to cybercrime. These figures could be double compared to what have been reported. This is because most firms do not report breaches due to cyberattack for fear of losing their clients. Continue Reading

….an opportunity for local innovations. INTRODUCTION Over the past few years, there has been a growing number of e-commerce platforms in Ghana including “Tonaton.com”, ”Jumia.com.gh”, “shopbeta.com.gh” and host of others. The period has seen a significant and encouraging growth in patronage of these platforms.  Often, these e-commerce websites use localContinue Reading

national-cybersecurity-week

Cyber Security week is an annual event which aims to raise awareness of cybercrime trends and to highlight the growing importance of cyber security at all levels—people, businesses and government. As the month of October, slated for global Cyber Security Awareness, Ghana celebrated its National Cyber Security Week 2017, organizedContinue Reading