Cybercrime, Its Effects On Society, And More

Ghana’s Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah

Over the course of time, cybercrime has become extremely widespread throughout the world, with numerous victims occurring on a daily basis.

As a result, Ghana’s Executive Director of the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah (Mrs.), has urged citizens to participate in the discussion about cybercrime because it has the potential to destabilize Ghana’s efforts to promote economic growth and national security as well as those of other African governments.

Speaking as the Special Guest of honor at the Kumasi Technical University (KsTU) on the theme “Building a Sustainable Cyber Crime-Free Society for Economic Development”, the police Chief said economic prospects made possible through technology could be disrupted if cybercrime is not checked and the right system to curb it is not put in place.

“Even though Africa has made in-routes with technological advancement, cybercrime can erode all the gains, she said”

“Africa is said to be the fastest growing region of the world for internet penetration and for use of mobile-based financial services, hence it has become an increasingly attractive area for cybercriminals. Ghana is one of the few countries to have signed the African Union Convention on Cyber security and Personal Data Protection, and deposited the instruments of accession to the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime. The Opportunities brought about by digital technologies to accelerate economic growth are curtailed by the cybercrime menace hence it is imperative to provide stringent mitigating measures to build a sustainable cybercrime-free society for economic development,” she added.

Cybercrime, according to COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, has the potential to significantly harm individuals, organizations, and economies.

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This can be prevented with a safer and more secure digital environment created by raising awareness, developing effective laws and regulations, promoting cyber security training, investing in technology, and forming partnerships.

According to COP Maame Yaa Tiwaa, despite the difficulties posed by cybercrime, Ghana has emerged as a pioneer in the fight against it.

The event was put on by the Kumasi Technical University Department of Institute of Research, Innovation, and Development.

According to the organizers, in October 2019, the Economic Community of West African States endorsed Ghana as the champion in the region on cyber security and cybercrime matters, requesting the country to act as ambassador in the field and share best practices with neighboring countries.

The purpose of the forum was to raise awareness of cybercrime and its social effects.

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