Ghana must adopt legislation on cybercrime – Irbard
The decision to establish a National Cyber Security Council is laudable, but the country must take a step further in the fight against cyber fraud by instituting laws on cybercrime, security analyst Irbard Ibrahim has suggested.
“The main priority for me will be for the Council to push for proper legislation to prosecute people that tarnish the image of this country abroad through ‘sakawa’,” he told Class FM on Monday, April 3.
The Council, when established, is expected to tackle the increasing rate of cybercrime in the country.
This forms part of government’s initiative to build a comprehensive cyber security governance arrangement involving all key public and private sector stakeholders.
According to government, the Council will be an independent advisory body to the Cabinet on digital security. Cybercrime takes the form of computer-related fraud, popularly known as ‘sakawa’ in Ghana.
Mr Ibrahim, backing this initiative, suggested the council may want to consider legislation on cybercrime as a matter of priority.