Ghana to Criminalize Inappropriate Internet Content
Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has announced that Ghana would soon criminalise the sharing of inappropriate social media content.
She said the law would soon be enshrined with strict penalties so that sending, retaining, and sharing of such contents would be punishable by law.
The Communication Minister cited sexual images as an example of inappropriate content, adding that all should comply with the domestic laws, when passed, to avoid being penalized.
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful was addressing stakeholders on the second day of the National week celebration of the Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019, being held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Teshie, Accra.
Dubbed: “Demonstrating Ghana’s Cyber Security Readiness,” the programme brought together security agencies, heads of departments, school children and others to discuss Child Online Protection (COP) and develop a framework to curb the risk posed to young people for using the internet.
The Minister said there would be sufficient provision in the law to protect children/adolescents from online abuse.