Ursula Owusu-Ekuful to receive Digital Leader of the year Award at GITTA 2021

The Minister for Communications and Digitization, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, would be receiving the digital leader of the year award at the 11th Ghana Information Technology & Telecom Awards (GITTA 2021), scheduled for 29th October, 2021, at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

The Digital Leader of the Year Award is in recognition of her role in driving digitalization in Ghana as well as her role as Minister of Communications and Digitalization, which has birthed several initiatives.

Her leadership has birthed initiatives such as the Girls in ICT Initiative, the E-transform project which is rehabilitating 25 selected post offices to provide e-services, Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project, setting up of ICT laboratory centres across the country among others.

Her role in the establishment of Ghana’s National Cyber Security Centre in 2018 has also been commended, as it recently led to Ghana’s cybersecurity being rated as number three in Africa by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on its Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI). This is a major leap from the 11th position attained in the previous rating of 32.6 percent in 2017 and 43.7 percent in 2018.

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