Wednesday 31st August, 2016
Iddi Yire, GNA
Accra, Aug. 31, GNA
– The Ghana Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has chalked success in creating
awareness on internet governance issues and sustaining the discussions into the
Mr Eric Akumiah, the
Coordinator IGF-Ghana, said the Ghana National IGF fully supports and
implements the established procedures and criteria of the global IGF to be an
open, inclusive and non-commercial event that applies a multi-stakeholder model
during the preparations and the organization of the event.
He said IGF seeks to
bring stakeholders together to meet and share experience on what they have been
doing and collaborate where the need arises to develop the internet.
Mr Akumiah said this
in his 2015 report at the just ended meeting of Ghana IGF, held on the theme:
“Building a Strong Multi-Stakeholder Model for a Sustainable Development of the
Internet in Ghana”.
He said the Ghana
IGF Secretariat would continue to work towards adopting a working document and
opening of an IGF account to facilitate easy organization.
Mr Akumiah, who gave
a detailed account of all financial transaction of the Ghana IGF, lauded
Internet Society (ISOC) Africa and ISOC Ghana for funding their activities in 2015
with $2,000 and $3,500 respectively.
He said the National
Communications Authority was very instrumental in providing funds to bridge the
funding gap of the Organisation.
gratitude to all their sponsors for their contributions, which made their
operations in 2015 a success story.