How to accelerate Ghana national development

A two-year national service obligation in the Ghana Armed Forces will be a strategic measure to accelerate national development. It will promote national security, character development, skill development, unity, infrastructure growth, career opportunities, and patriotism.

Security: Address security threats and cultural shifts

Skills Gap and Unemployment: a more practical method for deploying trade training, as well as abundant opportunities to practise and use skills.

Character Development and Discipline: reduce the sense of entitlement and mediocrity

Infrastructure Development: Let’s take a cue from the Field Engineers constructing rural roads.

National Unity and Social Cohesion: A Means of Mending the discord caused by Politicians.

Patriotism and Civic Responsibility: Our defining characteristics are FREEDOM & JUSTICE in poor condition.

I will name this strategy “Obrumankoma (NAVY), Odapagyan (Air Force / Space), and Oson (ARMY) growth.”

This service opportunity can be fulfilled on a part-time or full-time basis for two years under the supervision of the Armed Forces Reserves.

Smart phones, Smart people.

We are living in great times. Mobile technology is developing at a very fast pace. The proliferation of mobile phones has helped to bridge the technology gap in Africa. This trend will continue to rise and the mobile devices’ internet connectivity is following the same direction. Cyber criminals are always active and looking for vulnerable devices to exploit. Don’t be a victim.

Smartphones have become a very important business tools. No doubt these mobile devices have indeed enhanced both business and personal communication. Most features on a smartphones are hardly ever used. Experts suggest smartphone users in Britain mainly use their smartphone for browsing the internet, accessing social media websites, play games and for listening to their favourite music. Communication tools like WhatsApp are improving the way we communicate with our working colleagues and customers.

It is very common these days for a business to supply smartphones to employees to help them discharge their duties. Many employees are using their own smartphone to access their employer’s network to work, it is known as “Bring your own device” (BYOD). BYOD reduces business cost. There is no need for the organisation to purchase the mobile devices. Another benefit is, workers are very familiar with their smartphones hence it eliminates learning and how to use the device. The disadvantage of BYOD is business does not have control of the choice of device. The risk of infecting the corporate network is very high.

What do you do with your old phones when you get a new one? Do you just reset it and get rid of it? What do you do with your old laptop/desktop, when you get a new one? There are digital forensic skills available today that may be able to retrieve data from a reset smartphone and formatted hard drive of a computer. Are you able to transfer data from an old phone to a new one easily and securely?

Hopefully, after reading this article, you will start taking steps to take control of the data on your smartphone.

Follow the tips below and you will be on your way to stay out of trouble with the data protection law:

  • Never leave your smartphone unattended. Don’t make the work easy for your phone to be hacked or stolen.

  • Get a quality casing and the correct one for your phone.

  • Use the right charger and don’t leave your phone on charging overnight.

  • Your smartphone is shipped with several security features as standard;, review the security setting on your smartphone and amend it accordingly to suit your requirements.

  • Get an antivirus programme. Smartphones are computers and they require and antivirus software.

  • Apply updates to your phone’s operating system as soon as they are released. Most of these updates are to patch security vulnerabilities, fix bugs and improve the overall performance of the operating system and the apps.

  • Download your apps from the authorised source.

  • You may encrypt the data on your device.

  • Connect to trusted WIFI access point only.

Mobile phone entrepreneurs all over Africa must respond to changes quickly in order to remain relevant in the marketplace. Old smartphones filled with sensitive content pose a risk to individuals and businesses. Business can secure data on their smartphones using PiceaServices™. PiceaServices™ consist of three products: PiceaSwitch™ the fastest solution on the market to transfer content between two phones, PiceaEraser™ certified solution to erase devices, and PiceaDiagnostics™ a solution for finding problems with phones.

PiceaServices™ can be an added value service for customers when they buy a mobile phone from operators and a source of revenue when priced competitively. A typical user scenario for mobile phone dealers includes a secure data transfer and a complete data wipe of a smartphone PiceaServices™ are also available online for technology enthusiasts that may wish to do it themselves. Also supermarkets and shops may want to stock PiceaServices™ Online vouchers to sell to customers.

How do you value your brand? Protection of personal data on your mobile device can be easy. Smart people all over the world are responding to the threat of data loss. Take control of your smartphone. All the best.

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Take your work global

Why are you here?
The good book says when the earth was created Yehowah asked the human, he has created to take dominion over everything. Have you taken dominion over your destiny, your environment and the marketplace? I believe that everyone is born for a reason and a purpose. Everyone has a unique work or assignment, to perform on the stage of life. The major challenge is for human to discover his or her purpose and fulfil it. Failing to discover your purpose may result in unfruitfulness and an unfulfilled life. Every day is a fresh opportunity for you to respond to your higher calling. There is a reward, of course including financial for solving a problem in the marketplace. There are many issues facing society such as injustice, lack of quality housing for families, ever increasing graduate unemployment, lack of effective leadership of those in authority, poverty and political instability around the world. In the face of all these challenges, the internet is here for a purpose to help us address these issues positively. The internet and world wide web continue to offer individuals and organisations the opportunity to be a global player. The aim of this article is to equip you with some tools that can help you establish yourself or your organisation on the global market.

Secure your digital assets.
You better lock your domain name before someone else grabs it? Did you know Facebook bought for $8.5 million? An American also made a fortune selling for a cool $3milion in 2006. Remember it’s first come, first, serve with domain names. The domain name was purchased 14 years ago, the benefits of owning a domain name include enhanced personal branding. The domain is pointing to a fantastic website and it’s also used for emails. Using FREE emails for business it’s not advisable for marketing. When choosing a domain name, keep it simple, memorable, short and easy to type. You may use keywords in your niche. If possible don’t use numbers and hyphens. To search availability of your domain name, visit: a user-friendly search tool to find and lock your domain name.

Find a professional web hosting service.
Choose a company that is reliable and guarantees at least 99.9% uptime. The web hosting company must offer protection for your website content as well as have a selection of performance boosting tools that will make your websites noticeably faster. A great web hosting business has tools to help you scale from one package to the other easily. Look for a company that is innovative and provides 24/7 Support. Test drive a web hosting control panel here at

Building your home online.
There are so many ways to design your website. One of the simplest ways is to use a content management system (CMS). There are a lot of CMS on the market, commercial and open source. You may choose WordPress, it’s FREE to use. One of the advantages of using WordPress is, it is supported by a global community and they are always working to improve the software quality and updating it is straightforward. Quality WordPress training videos can also be found on YouTube.

Don’t be a big fish in a small pond.
After launching your website you will need to market it. The first step is to make sure it is indexed by the major search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo. Research your keywords and use it to optimise your website. Social media platforms like Facebook, and twitter can be a good source of traffic to push to your website.

Insight, you need this to respond to change.
Most decent web hosting account has software that captures data from the website. Some of the data captured are the number of visitors to the website, the type of browsers use to access your website, the countries of the visitors. These data may assist you to make a quality decision about your website improvement.

Be Agile.
The easiest and quickest way to manage your project. Use the Scrum framework to manage your website project. Scrum is defined by as “A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value” Scrum can help you to get the most from your team and help you to focus on what really matters.

The world is looking forward to your solutions. This is your time to take your work global. You are capable and you have all it takes to be a leader in your area of expertise. All the best.