COURTESY CALL ON THE GHANA HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE BY ISACA-GHANA

Monday, June 13, 2016

A 5-MEMBER DELEGATION FROM THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AUDIT AND CONTROL ASSOCIATION (ISACA) CALLED ON THE HEAD OF CIVIL SERVICE

A five (5) member delegation from the Ghana’s Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); with a global expertise in the area of IT auditing and security controls that requires institutions to follows benchmarks in corporate IT governance, paid a courtesy call on the Head of the Civil Service, Nana Kwasi Agyekum - Dwamena, in Accra at his office, on 30th May, 2016.

The delegation was led by the Ghana’s ISACA Chapters President, Mr. Kobina N. Akwa, the ISACA Africa Head, Mr. C. K. Bruce, and the rest are Mr. Foster Gordon, Mr. Randy Odame, and Mr. Samuel Antwi-Gyekyi, a Principal Programmer of the Research, Statistics and Information Management Directorate (RSIMD) of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service (OHCS).

The meeting was to affirm ISACA membership in Ghana the opportunity to brief Nana Kwasi Agyekum -Dwamena, about the existence of the chapter in the country, and how it intends to collaborate with his good Office to fashion out IT best practices to the Civil Service in Ghana.

Briefing the Head of the Civil Service, the ISACA Africa Head, Mr. C. K. Bruce, said his outfit provides guidance, benchmarks and governance tool for organizations that uses Information Systems (IS). They also focus on both technical and managerial topics concerning IT security control systems in their countries of operations.

He stressed that as part of its mandate, it also coordinates several certification programs including risk and information systems security controls for various institutions.

Mr. Bruce used the rare occasion to present Nana Kwasi Agyekum - Dwamena with ISACA branded kits and also commended him for the warm reception accorded to them.

On his part, Nana Kwasi Agyekum-Dwamena, thanked the ISACA group for their visit and further assured them of his commitment to ensure that Civil Servants’ capacity are been enhanced in the  fields of IT auditing, risk and governance, among other IT training expertise.

He also used the rare privilege to appeal to the ISACA group to also liaise with the Ghana Audit Service, in building their expertise in IT auditing and fraud detection in order to discharge their duties efficiently for the country.

The Head of the Civil Service, further stressed that the activities of the ISACA would in the near future, be incorporated in the Scheme of Service of the Civil Service.

He further thanks the association for the honour done him. Present at the function were the members of ISACA Chapter in Ghana as well as some Staff of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service.