A six member Ministerial Advisory Board has been inaugurated for the Ministry of Communication (MoC).
The members were inaugurated when the Mrs. Dorothy Afriyie-Ansah, a Chief State Attorney at the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice administered the Oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy to members.
The Board is required to among other things advice the Minister on policy direction and operational strategies of the Ministry.
The Minister for Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful was elated to see the Board put in place.
The Minister noted that the Ministry serves the interest of government, the citizens, and the nature of work impacts people in several ways since technology is the bedrock for development.
She mentioned a number of initiatives expected to be rolled out this year in order to give meaning to the Digital Ghana Agenda of government.
A few of the initiatives include review of the telecommunications policy, to set out the proper parameters for digitalization, to revamp NCA, Gcnet and Central Equipment Identification.
Owusu- Ekuful said the e-procurement, e-justice, e-parliament and e-immigration under the e-transform project are all expected to go live this year. When these are done, every aspect of government business will be digitized to reduce the workload and improve efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services to the public.
Members of the advisory board include, Ministerfor Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Deputy Minister for Communications, Mr. George Andah, Deputy Minister forcommunications, Vincent Sowah Odotei, AG. Director General of National Information Technology Agency (NITA) Mr .David Gyewu, Director General of National Communications Authority (NCA) Mr. Joe Anokye, Ag Director General of Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) Dr. Michael Tanu.