Ghana and Rwanda have agreed to work together to build a safer digital ecosystem on the continent. To this end, the two countries will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to among other things, share information on cyber threats, develop a domestic cybersecurity industry, and engage in joint capacity building exercises for their personnel.

This was made known when the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Honourable Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, led a Ghanaian delegation to pay a courtesy call on the Rwandan National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) on the side-lines of the 8th World Telecommunications Development Conference (WTDC) organised by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Kigali, Rwanda.

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful in her remarks said, Ghana is interested in Rwanda’s cybersecurity portfolio and is happy that the two countries can share experiences and collaborate in the area of capacity building.

She encouraged the sharing of best practices and experiences between African countries and extended an invitation to Rwanda’s NCSA to attend Ghana’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October 2022; an annual event which has a wide range of activities targeting Children, the Public, Business and Government.

The CEO of NCSA, Col. David Kanamugire, was happy to receive the Ghanaian delegation, and indicated the need for the development of a common blueprint that will serve as a platform to allow both countries to collaborate.

The two countries agreed on a framework for cooperation and to sign a memorandum of understanding. They expressed their eagerness for this framework to roll out and guide their areas of collaboration as a matter of urgency.