Estelle Akofio-Sowah appointed Member of Ghana Domain Name Registry Govern Board
CSquared West Africa Manager, Ms. Estelle Akofio-Sowah, has been appointed as a board member for the Ghana Domain Name Registry governing Board (GDNR).
She joins the newly formed nine-member Board chaired by Dr. Nana Yaa Tina Owusu-Prempeh, to build strong and affordable domain names for the country.
Ms. Akofio-Sowah who is representing the tech industry on the board together with Mr. Isaac Teye Ayiku are expected to guide the board with their vast experience, skills and expertise to carefully navigate the re-delegation process as well as strengthen the basic infrastructure of the Registry to ensure system resilience to fully carry out its mandate.
The Ghana Domain Name Registry (GDNR) was established under the Electronic Transactions Act of 2008 and mandated to, among other things, administer and manage the country’s domain (internet) namespace, comply with international best practices in the administration of the “.gh domain name space license” and regulate the respective registries.
Other members include Nana Kofi Asafu-Aidoo, the Executive Director of GDNR; Mr. Andrew Ayitey Okoe Bulley, Minister’s nominee, and Dr. Francis Boateng Agyenim, Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research.
The rest are ACP Vance Baba Gariba, representative of the Ministry of the Interior, Mr. Lucas Yikimpa Chigabatia, rep of Public Universities, Professor Daniel Obeng-Ofori, rep of Private Universities.