The Ministry of Communication and Digitalization has announced that the government is taking steps to enhance its legal and policy framework in order to combat Online Child Sexual Exploitation and abuse.
This update was provided during the launch of the 2023 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), which revolves around the theme, “Fostering a Culture of Digital Safety.”
Ama Pomaa Boateng, the Deputy Minister for Communications and Digitalization, representing the sector Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, clarified that this initiative will further bolster the implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2020 and facilitate the effective execution of the Cyber Security Authority’s responsibilities.
“Ghana has been working to strengthen its legal and policy regime to address online child sexual exploitation and abuse. In August this year, advocates in the child protection ecosystem collaborated with global experts under the auspices of the CSA to brainstorm on firming up the laws on child online protection in the development of a legislative instrument to the Cyber Security Act 2020. This will further support the implementation of the Cyber Security Act 2020 and allow the authority to carry out its mandate successfully.”