The founder of e-Crime Bureau, a leading cyber security and digital forensics firm in Ghana, Albert Antwi-Boasiako has been awarded for the massive role he has played to help fight cybercrime in Ghana.

Mr. Antwi-Boasiako was awarded the Outstanding Contributor to Fighting Cyber Fraud in the country.

The event was christened Ghana e-Commerce Awards 2018, and it was the maiden edition.

It was aimed at recognising, rewarding and celebrating individuals and organisations who have demonstrated dedication, innovation and excellence in Ghana’s online business industry.

According to the organisers, the award is in recognition of Mr Antwi-Boasiako’s “Outstanding Contribution to Fighting Cyber Fraud” through his work in Ghana and the West Africa Region for the past eight years.

The event was organised by Occupational Management Limited (OML) Africa, an international Human Resource Management and Organisational Development consulting firm in Ghana, at the Swiss Spirit Alisa Hotel on Friday, November 30, 2018.

The programme saw in attendance prominent individuals and experts from the technology sector and as well policy makers and renowned industry players within the e-commerce industry.

Mr Antwi-Boasiako in a statement after receiving the award, indicated that the real work in the nation’s cybersecurity development has just begun especially as the government seeks to scale up Ghana’s cybersecurity readiness.

He further expressed his excitement and delight in the award he received.

He said, “I am grateful to the e-Crime Bureau team who indeed constitute the foundation of our pioneering work in Ghana as well as other stakeholders from the private sector as well as my current colleagues at the National Cyber Security Centre for the continuing support.”

Adding that, “I wish to take this opportunity to call on all stakeholders to support the work of the Ministry of Communications, the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group (NCSTWG) and the National Cyber Security Inter-Ministerial Advisory Council (NCSIAC) in improving our national response to cybercrimes.”