The Speaker of Ghana Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has outdoor an inter-school public speaking competition under the theme “Digital Inclusion: promotion and protection of child rights online”.
Speaking at the virtual launch, Alban Bagbin said the purpose of the Inter-school public speaking competition is to make a significant contribution towards shaping the future of the country by encouraging critical thinking.
Commenting on the worrying and surge of fraudsters on the internet in the country, the Speaker said Parliament has passed several laws to help deter criminals and minimize the challenges on the usage of the internet.
He mentioned the National Register Act 2008 (Act 750), Cyber Security Act 2020 (Act 1038), National Communication Authority Act 1996 (Act 524), National Information Technology Act Agency (Act 2008).
Hon Sumana Bagbin noted that in the midst of the global coronavirus Pandemic, it was cyberspace that came to the rescue and helped many industries to survive hence the need to control and curb online frauds.
“National Information Technology Act Agency (Act 2008), Electronic Transaction Act 2008 (Act 772), Electronic Communication Act 2008 ( Act 775), Data Protection Act and the creation of Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), has passed to ensure the solution to the problems associated with cyberspace,” he stated.
Madam Bertha Amanor, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DeeDee Global, the organisers of the inter-school public speaking at the launch disclosed Achimota School emerged as the winner for the last year’s competition.