The official website for the Ghana Health Service can not be accessed by users around the world to verify or access information. MyNewsghana.net has confirmed.
The website’s has currently been taken down by the theme owners known as Tielabs and a notice has been served to the developers of the website to buy the original version of the theme at a discount and upload the new file in other for them to get their website working again.
Mostly, a lot of individuals/brands spend a lot of time and money protecting their websites against hackers. This includes developers of the themes themselves most sites use.
However, it is reported that operators of the Ghana Health Service website failed to pay for the theme used to make the website attractive resorted to using nulled, pirated, or stolen themes. Tech educators say that this does not only hurt developers but also puts the thousands of individuals who visit these sites in trouble and at risk of a hack.
Ghana’s Ministry of Health appears to be using a nulled version of the popular Jannah Theme, which costs only $45. Developers of the theme, who might be suffering from the loss of revenue from actions from organizations such as the Ministry of Health, or the developers who work for them appear to have gone “Anas style”.
It is however sad that a government institution like the Ministry of Health happens to face this issue.
Mynewsghana.net is keeping a keen eye on the website while trying to reach out to developers of the ministry’s website to do the needful.
Below is a screenshot of the messed up Ghana Ministry of Health site;