Minister for Communications launches a Directive for the protection of Critical Information Infrastructure

Ghana has implemented several digitisation initiatives to meet relevant developmental agendas, both in the public and the private sectors, and to facilitate the growth of the economy. Some of these networks and information systems form a substantial part of Ghana’s Critical Information infrastructure (CII). They underpin many of the critical services used in daily life, from functions as diverse as financial payments to air traffic control.

In order to ensure a safer and resilient digital ecosystem the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation (MoCD), Hon. Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has on 1st October 2021, launched a Directive for the protection of CII. The directive provides a framework to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Ghana’s CII and to minimise the likelihood and impact of successful cyber-attacks against Ghana’s CII.