From 2023, Ghana public sector workers will be banned from using their private emails for official government work.
Minister of Communication and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful made the announcement at a Breakfast meeting organised to sensitise Public Chief Executives on leveraging on government’s digitalisation drive.
The Minister stated that there will be an official platform for government emails which will be overseen by the National Information Technology Agency (NITA).
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said the new policy will ensure the continuity of state information and mitigate instances of exposing state information to cyberattacks.
“In other countries, you could lose your job for not using your official email because it compromises the security of the entire system. It destroys institutional memory. It makes government information available everywhere in the world.” she said in a statement.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said this policy will ensure the continuity of state information and mitigate instances of exposing state information to cyberattacks.