Mr. Kwabena Adu-Boahene
Mr. Kwabena Adu-Boahene is currently the Director of the Bureau of National Communications (BNC) at the National Security Council Secretariat. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool, UK where he studied Security Engineering, Digital Communications and Networks, Computer Forensics, Information Systems Project Management, Systems Analysis and Design using an Object Oriented Approach and Managing Organizational Resources. He also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
He played a lead role in the provision of integrated secure communications networks throughout the country for national security, emergency preparedness and emergency response. He led the deployment of key communications infrastructure to facilitate Ghana's General Elections in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He also managed the delivery of Phase I and Phase II of the Dedicated Security Communications Project executed between the Government of Ghana and ZTE Corporation of China(2007–Date). He provided lead technical expertise for project deployment of the Integrated Security Network (Safe City project) executed between the Government of Ghana and Huawei Technologies of China (2012–Date). He as well designed and implemented secure connectivity solutions to six (6) key Ghana Missions abroad to enable Biometric passport application processing for the first time, beginning June 2016; and tailored solution and managed the deployment of a suitable fleet management system for use by the Central Bank to track the movement of its vehicles (2011).
Mr. Adu-Boahene also provided lead technical expertise for National Disaster Management Organisation’s (NADMO) Community Resilience and Early Warning systems deployment in 2014. He also designed and managed the deployment of a dedicated Wide Area Network (WAN) for use by the Prisons Service of Ghana, introducing office interconnectivity and the internet to its branch offices for the first time in 2009. In addition, he provided lead technical expertise for the Courts Automation project for the Judicial Service of Ghana (2007–2014). He has also been a key contributor to the conceptualization of the framework for the registration of mobile terminals in Ghana (2009).
Before his promotion as Director, Mr. Adu-Boahene had served as Deputy Director of the BNC, as well as working in various capacities including Head of Core Network, Planning & IT, and Head of Network Operations. He was also Head of Information Systems Support Services with Atkins Global PLC in the UK, and also a Lead Support Engineer with Assured Systems Limited, also in the UK.