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Huawei overtakes Samsung as top handset seller in 2020 second quarter

Huawei Technologies has become the biggest smartphone seller ahead of Samsung Electronics in the second quarter of 2020 according to results released and vetted by research firm Canalys. Huawei shipped 55.8 million devices in the April-June period, exceeding Samsung’s 53.7 million, according to data from research firm Canalys, underscoring the …

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Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana, Novartis launch App

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Ghana (SCFG), in collaboration with Novartis has developed a mobile digital application (App) to help manage the data collected on newborns in the National Newborn Screening Programme for Sickle Cell Disease (NNSP-SCD). A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said, …

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Gender Ministry to pay LEAP beneficiaries through mobile money

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) is considering paying the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) beneficiaries through mobile money to ease the stress of receiving their cash. Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the sector Minister made this known when she supervised payment to 120 LEAP beneficiaries at Nyakrom …

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GCB rolls out instant VISA, Mastercards, Union pay

GCB Bank has begun the instant issuance of both proprietary cards and international cards across its branches nationwide. GCB customers can now apply and receive VISA Cards, Mastercards and GCB ReadyCash cards across all branches instantly. A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency said, the …

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President directs Communications Minister to suspend GBC DTT directives

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister for Communications to suspend the implementation of its orders to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to reduce its channels on the national Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform. Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister for Communications, in a letter dated 26th June 2020, …

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Ghana Mobile Money Interoperability transactions rise 400% in six months

The volume of Mobile Money Interoperability (MMI) transactions jumped over 444 percent in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. According to the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) Half Year Performance report, MMI transactions from January to June stood at 13.8 million …

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GhIPSS Instant volume up by 600% in first half of 2020

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System, a subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, says its GhIPSS Instant Pay (GIP) has gone up by almost 600 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year. According to GhIPSS Half Year Performance report, the volume of …

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Mobile phone robber goes to prison for 15 years

An Accra Circuit court on Thursday sentenced Nii Quaye Tawiah, a 20-year-old who robbed a lady of her mobile phone to 15 years imprisonment in hard labour. Nii Tawiah pleaded not guilty to the offence but was found culpable after trial. Prosecuting, Police Chief Inspector William K. Boateng told the …

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