Sharing of sexually-explicit contents on social media to be criminalised soon – Ursula Owusu


The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has declared that Ghana will soon criminalize the sharing of indecorous social media content especially sexual images.

Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful said this while addressing the National Week celebration of the Cyber Security Awareness Month 2019 held at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) at Teshie in Accra.

She said her ministry has collaborated with the Attorney General and Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and other state institutions to come up with online development and welfare for teenagers which would provide laws to protect children from online abuse.

She further called on the public to be vigilant of online contents they receive and delete offensive contents as soon as possible and avoid passing them on to others.

The sharing of sexually explicit contents on social media has become rampant in recent times.

She stressed that cyber security policy would be reviewed to meet international standards and called on corporate bodies to support government since the move is in collective interests of the nation.

To that effect, the government has increased awareness of cyber-crime among children across all the regions and assured that by the end of October, 40 schools would have been reached.

Source: Ghana | | Kwame Kyei, GIJ Intern


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