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Ghana’s software pioneer Herman Chinery-Hesse has expressed excitement about taking up his latest tech-focused challenge: to give Africa a place at the table among the world’s top designers of cutting-edge software solutions. This time the maverick entrepreneur will be working through an unusual channel ‒ that venerable political union, the Commonwealth.

The Ministry of Communications has launched the China-Aided Satellite Television project for 300 villages in Ghana at a ceremony in Akweibu, a community in the Ablekuma West Constituency in the Greater Accra Region.

As Ghana takes steps to protect its cyber space and also facilitate stronger bilateral cooperation on cyber issues, the Minister for Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, led a delegation to the National Cyber security Communications and Integration Centre in the United States of America for a strategic meeting.

Cybercrime, popularly known as ‘sakawa’, has become one of the most heard of crimes in the country as a result of the availability of the internet. People hide behind the computer with the aid of internet to commit all sorts of crimes, including identity theft and invasion of privacy, ATM fraud, counterfeiting and forgery.

Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has said government is revising the one child one computer policy to empower children with digital literacy to compete globally and contribute to national development.