The Minister of Information and Communications Honourable Mohamed Rahman Swaray has, on Thursday 26th August 2021, inspected the New NATCOM Building at Hill Station.

The Minister was joined by senior staff of the Ministry which includes the Permanent Secretary Mr. Kwame Yankson, Acting Director of Communications Mr. Mumini Jalloh and the Director General of NATCOM Mr. Daniel Kaitibi to inspect the progress of the building.

The inspection was to see how far the work has gone as a supervisory Ministry and most importantly to provide a space in the building for the installation of the National Computer Security and Incidence Response Team (NCSIRT) to enable tracking down of cyber crimes.

The NCSIRT will be supported by ECOWAS and EU to serve as the national infrastructure to strengthen the fight against cyber crimes and related matters. The government of Sierra Leone should provide the office space for the installation of NCSIRT.

The Director General of NATCOM identified a space to the Minister which was examined by the Acting Director of Communications and it was approved by him.

According to Minister Swaray, there is an ongoing training for Judges and law enforcement officers on how to handle matters related to cyber crime. The Minister added that, eight (8) Sierra Leoneans were sent on training in Accra, Ghana on how to operate and handle the NCSIRT. “We are far ahead and ready as a nation to receive this installation,” the Minister asserted.