Ghana ICT Articles & Analysis

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Ghana 2019

With one of the region’s highest levels of mobile data penetration and a thriving start-up scene, Ghana’s ICT sector is one of the most active parts of the economy, and the government recognises that ICT is a central economic driver and enabler, becoming increasingly active in its support of the industry, while also working to tackle new threats such as cybercrime in its goal of developing Ghana’...

Ghana continues to be one of the most stable countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has developed substantially over the years. Now one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, the country is starting to move away from traditional resource dependency. However, it faces the challenge of ensuring the widest benefit from that expansion, given its growing and increasingly urbanised population.

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With one of the region’s highest levels of mobile data penetration and a thriving start-up scene, Ghana’s ICT sector is one of the most active parts of the economy. The government sees ICT development as central to meeting the country’s goal of entrenching and developing its middle-income status. Just as better transport infrastructure is seen...

 

How can increased data penetration and consistent usage be encouraged?

 

As an increasing number of businesses and government services migrate online, cybersecurity has become a pressing issue. According to the Cybercrime Unit of Ghana’s Criminal Investigations Department, in the first seven months of 2018 Ghana lost approximately $97m to cybercrime, up from $69m in 2017 and $26m in 2016. President Nana Akufo-Addo...

 

In line with global trends, Ghana’s telecoms operators are looking to data to drive higher average revenue per user, in response to voice revenues either growing slowly or plateauing completely. “Data is becoming an increasingly valuable resource in the Ghanaian techspace,” Mark Addo, CEO of West Blue Consulting, told OBG. “In addition,...