The Inspector General of Police has bemoaned Ghana’s efforts, especially the corporate world in fighting cybercrime which has become one of the prevalent crimes in the country.
David Asante-Apeatu observes many institutions in the country are either not ready or do not have the requisite capacity to identify and detect cybercrime related-incidents.
Speaking at the inauguration of a Digital Forensic Laboratory at the KNUST, the IGP urged investments in the area of technology to fight cybersecurity in order to guarantee the nation’s security.
Ghana has one of the best cybercrime legislation, the Electronic Transactions Act, 2008.
But the complex nature of dealing with highly digitalized crimes such as cyber fraud in the absence of skill-set is a setback.
The introduction of e-payment and cashless systems , mobile money, among others has led to significant rise in cyber-related threats in Ghana.
The IGP says frantic efforts should be made to invest more in technology to
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The use of the internet for extortion, dating scams, and other social vices by students is engaging the attention of authorities at tertiary institutions.
The principal of University of Education College of Agriculture Education says the situation is getting out of hand.
Reverend Professor Anthony Afful-Broni was speaking at the matriculation of the college at Asante-Mampong.
He wants students to explore the positive side of Information and Communication Technology for addressing challenges confronting communities.
“We want them [lecturers] not only teach [students] how to read and write but teach them discipline and morality because if they themselves are able to be people of morality and good character they will influence and more effectively teach and train and influence the youth and adult of our society and this will be a very great contribution to nation building from our universities”.
Reverend Professor Afful-Broni also cautions students against occultism, promiscuity, and negative peer influences at
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