This will help them to protect businesses and consumers they providing services to in the country since the sector has contributed significantly to the growth of the economy.

IMG-20160623-WA0016The government is mindful of expanding knowledge of Information Technology in order to promote e-commerce to meet the changing needs of the world economy and the numerous challenges facing the country in area of trade and services.

The Deputy Minister for Communications Hon. Ato Sarpong, made this known during African Internet Group Annual Conference held in Accra.

According to the Sector Minister , Ghana has fully ascribed to the convention of cybercrime. This he said, it main objective is to pursue a common criminal policy aimed at protecting the society against cybercrime. Especially, by adopting appropriate legislation and fostering international co-operation.

Adding that, government will engage the private sector in security private sector in awareness programmes . This would require private sector to ascribe and incorporate Information Security Policies in the operations of their businesses by adopting international best practices in information security.

“I am informed that E-Commerce Platform in Africa aims at creating a connected digital Africa to improve people’s lives on the continent using internet technologies .
With a presence in 23 African countries the mission is to connect African consumers and entrepreneurs to do better business together by creating a sustainable ecosystem of digital services and infrastructures through online and mobile marketplaces to expand horizons”, he explained.

However , he commended Jumia and its partners for the tremendous work they are doing in promoting e-commerce platforms in Africa.

Africa Internet Group is today connecting its companies into Jumia’s ecosystem with a new vision, “Expand your horizons”. The new Jumia ecosystem will give access to products and services from its 8 leading platforms.

After 4 years of successfully establishing and growing its online services as leaders in their markets, Africa Internet Group, now Jumia, has become the N°1 E-commerce platform in Africa.

“We founded our companies with a very strong belief: Internet can improve people’s lives in Africa. Uniting all services allows us to better help our customers fulfill their daily aspirations.

This is all possible because people connect to our platform to access those services and products in an environment that we have designed for them, addressing their needs and expectations on quality, choice, price, trust and convenience.” said Sacha Poignonnec and Jeremy Hodara, founders and co-CEOs of Jumia.

People can now find on Jumia all their needs ; branded products with Jumia [ fashion and electronics with Jumia (Previously Jumia and Kaymu)], local sellers with Jumia Market (Previously Kaymu), hotel booking with Jumia Travel (previously Jovago), food delivery with Jumia Food (Previously Hellofood), classifieds with Jumia Deals(Previously Vendito), Jumia House (Previously Lamudi) and Jumia Car (Previously Carmudi), and lastly logistics services with Jumia Services (Previously AIGX).

Furthermore, sellers will also benefit from this move, by getting access to more traffic and to a greater world of opportunities. Every day, Jumia helps and encourages restaurants, hotels, local sellers, brands, real estate agents, car dealers, large companies and logistic companies to become better, bigger, more performant, thus creating positive impact for Africa.

The founders reiterated that, “Operating under the same brand name reinforces the legitimacy of proposing other services to our customers and to our sellers. We want to have one strong brand that is trusted and loved by our customers across Africa”.
Jumia’s new vision, “Expand your horizons”, expresses the group’s ambition to transform people’s lives through internet, overcoming the ground market challenges of the continent and giving all Africans the opportunity to access high quality services and products everywhere.

By: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/NewsGhana.com.Gh

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