Mr. George Andah, deputy communications minister on Friday reiterated that internet shutdown was not the country’s option.
He said the issues relating to an internet shutdown had already been intensively discussed as an issue with an increasing frequency that was occurring in many countries.
At the closing of the 8th Annual Freedom Online Conference organized by the Communication Ministry in Accra, Mr Andah, who is also a Member of Parliament for the Awutu-Senya West Constituency in the Central Region, commented.
The event, was organized in collaboration with the Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) and was on the theme: “Achieving a Common Vision for Internet Freedom”.
He said; “I wish to reaffirm this: Internet shutdown is not an option for Ghana”.
Mr Andah stressed that government would continue to work with all stakeholders to put in place Human Rights Protection Centered policies.
The Deputy Minister noted that journalists formed part of the Ministry’s major stakeholders and were vital in the transmission of information for public consumption.
As such, they should be circumspect in their reportage to prevent an occurrence of such misreports.
The Deputy Minister said the dialogue produced a range of ideas from different stakeholders on how to address the trending issue.
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