The Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has paid a courtesy call on the Omanhene of Sefwi Wiawso, Katakyie Kwasi Bumangama II.
The purpose of the meeting was to formally inform the Omanhene and his traditional leaders of the 2021 Girls in ICT celebration in the community.
Speaking on behalf of the Omanhene, the Adontenhene of Sefwi Wiawso, who doubles as the chief of Bodi, Nana Kwasi Ofori Ababio commended the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the creation of the Western North Region.
He also commended Mrs Owusu-Ekuful for the strides made in her Ministry but was quick to draw her attention to the network challenges and cyber fraud incidents in the area.
For her part, the Ablekuma West legislator noted her resolve to provide connectivity to the rural and unserved areas through GIFEC’s Rural Telephony Project.
She also established the various activities of the National Cybersecurity Centre to combat cyber-crime and promised her Ministry will continue to work assiduously to ensure Sefwi Wiawso and its environs remain safe from cybercrime.
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful formally invited the traditional leaders to the climax of the Girls in ICT celebration and solicited their support to educate and encourage young girls in learning ICT programmes.