President outdoors digital platform to monitor financial services

Joe ANokye, CEO of the NCA taking the President through the NCA-CERT system

Joe ANokye, CEO of the NCA taking the President through the NCA-CERT system

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has outdoored a digital platform to regulate and monitor financial activities in the telecommunications industry.

 

The Common Platform (CP) is an integrated single platform established by the Ministries of Communications and Finance to serve as a financial oversight over the telecom industry.

 

President Akufo-Addo, at the launch, described the project as an essential building block for the realisation of the government’s vision of a digitised Ghana.

 

“The project represents key milestones in our nation’s journey towards becoming well-resourced, self-reliant, efficient and secured, within the context of cyberspace, telecommunications traffic management, and revenue assurance,” he added.

 

He said the government had been implementing a number of initiatives to drive the country’s digitisation agenda, including the appropriate infrastructure to fight cyber-crime.

 

“It is critical that we deploy the appropriate instrument to secure our nation, people, businesses, and our very way of life,” the President said.

 

He commended the two ministries whose efforts led to the development of the platform and expressed optimism that the platform would ensure the transfer of knowledge and learning.

 

President Akufo-Addo urged government’s institutions in the energy, transport and utility sectors to collaborate with the National Cyber Security Centre to develop their computer emergency security units.

 

The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, commended the various stakeholders for coming on board to make the project a success, after raising initial legal issues with the project.

 

She expressed delight that the stakeholders had come to the realisation that the government had no bad intention regarding the deal.

BY YAW KYEI

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