The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD), Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said, the National Cyber Security Centre is responsible for the safety of the Ghana.Gov digital platform.
She said, her Ministry is working through the Data Protection Commission and National Cyber Security Centre to secure every personal detail of the platform meant to modernize easy transactions between citizens and the state.
This she noted is part of the transformational agenda to secure the digital space as part of the government’s Ghana Beyond Aid agenda for better growth and development.
“Ghana.Gov has come to stay and will improve Government to citizenry interaction. This interaction for the exchange of public services between Government and the citizenry will not only be one way, as the developers of the platform working in close collaboration with our own National Information Technology Agency have also set up a call centre to facilitate the processing of complaints, enquiries and guidance with the use and management of this platform. The Ministry is also assiduously working through the Data Protection Commission and National Cyber Security Centre to safe guard and secure every personal detail. User feedback is important and an integral part of the growth and efficiency of this platform, so we encourage everybody to take advantage of this intervention and make good use of it. It will in the short, medium and long term benefit all Ghanaians directly and indirectly” she said at the official launch of the platform at the Jubilee House.
The Ablekuma West lawmaker expressed excitement about the fact that local companies developed the platform.
“To the 3 local Ghanaian-owned technology companies, Hubtel, ExpressPay and IT Consortium, who set aside your competitiveness to collaborate to build this platform from scratch, and your wider local technology community that supported you with ideas and contributions, I am extremely proud of all of you. Thank you so much for rising to the occasion. Ayekoo to all of you. I congratulate the officials of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, Ministry of Finance, Office of the Vice President, NITA, GRA, BOG, GhIPSS who worked tirelessly, against all odds to make today happen. Well done. This is an excellent example of Public Private partnership and hopefully, there will be many more such and Ghana today, the world tomorrow as others emulate us.” she noted.
The Ghana. Gov platform was launched by the Vice President of the Republic Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia earlier today at the Jubilee House.