Bank of Ghana launches data centre and recovery site in Kumasi

By professo

The Bank of Ghana has established a Data Centre and Recovery Site to manage disruptions and create a continuity system.

The data centre is located in Kumasi, the capital city of southern Ghana’s Ashanti Region.

The Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison, claims that IT is a fundamental aspect of the bank’s operations and delivery, and the centre will serve to support this.

The site will be used as a backup in the event of the head office data centre losing function, allowing for a seamless transition.

SEE ALSO:

“Such preventive measures are aimed at building resilience into the IT system to reduce the probability and impact of disruptions to the system,” the Governor explains,” Dr Addison explained.

“The centre is very critical because where there is a disruption; the Bank’s IT Disaster Recovery Plans are to be invoked to ensure that the Bank delivers time-critical business functions.”

“Our mandate to formulate monetary policy to ensure price stability and our role as a banker to government is such that the Bank cannot afford an operational shutdown under whatever circumstance.”

“This, therefore, calls for the need to construct a state of the art data centre and disaster recovery sites which meet international standards to deal with unexpected events that may lead to a total shutdown of the Bank’s operations.”

Share

Featured Articles

Top 10 largest revenue generating family businesses in MENAT

From the UAE to Turkey, these family firms are the largest by revenue in MENAT and cover everything from energy to entertainment

Top 10 metaverse projects in the UAE, including world firsts

As Accenture predicts the metaverse will fuel a US$1 trilion commerce opportunity by 2025, we round up 10 pioneering metaverse projects in the UAE

PwC’s survey shows Middle East CEOs remain upbeat on growth

CEOs in the Middle East are far more optimistic about regional growth than those in North America and Europe, according to PwC’s annual survey

Opinion: “Why we must tackle the digital skills crisis"

Leadership & Strategy

5 Mins With: Kathryn Kaminsky Vice Chair Trust Solutions PwC

Leadership & Strategy

Survey: The Future of Cloud Security in the Middle East

Technology