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Nine Ghana banks ready for QR Code services

Some nine banks are ready to provide QR Code services to shop owners and other merchants, following the launch of the electronic payment service on Wednesday. This means that people who want to be set up to use QR Code can approach those banks for assistant. The banks are Ecobank, …

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GhIPSS waives interbank and cross wallet transfer charges

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, has announced a waiver of fees on electronic services. In a press statement issued in Accra, on Sunday, it said all commercial banks, Fintechs and Mobile Money (MoMo) Operators, leveraging the various platforms …

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Western Region office of the NCA educates network users on their rights

The National Communication Authority (NCA) has called on the public to familiarize themselves with the rights and responsibility charter of the various telecommunication networks in Ghana in order to demand accountability and efficient services from them. Consumers according to the NCA have the right to report any service interruptions and …

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Bank of Ghana extends minimum capital requirement deadline for Payment System Providers to December

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has extended the deadline of meeting the minimum capital requirement for Payment System Providers (PSP) from June to December, this year, after consultation with relevant stakeholders. In September 2019, the Central Bank increased the minimum capital requirement for Mobile Money companies by 300 per cent …

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Ghana government to launch Universal QR Code for digital payment

Government will launch a new payment system known as the ‘Universal QR Code’ by March 24 to provide customers with an easy option for digital payment on business transactions. The Universal QR Code is the world’s first interoperable payment acceptance solution and provides customers with an easy option for digital …

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Court to give judgement in NCA Pegasus purchase trial on May 12

An Accra High Court will on May 12 decide the fate of Eugene Baffoe Bonnie, a former Board Chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) and four others allegedly involved in the “clandestine” purchase of four million dollar cyber security equipment. The court presided over by Mr Justice Eric Kyei …

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Caritas Ghana inaugurates e-waste collection centre in Tamale

Caritas Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), in collaboration with the Catholic Archdiocese of Tamale, has inaugurated an Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Collection Centre in Tamale to ensure proper disposal and recycling of e-waste in the Metropolis. The Centre, supported by the French Embassy in Ghana, is aimed at ensuring efficient management …

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MTN chronicles its 20 years journey in Ghana 

MTN, a telecommunications company in the country, has launched a 10-chapter book titled: “Telecommunications Conversations: A History of Telecommunication Economics and MTN in Ghana”. The 300-page book chronicles the history of telecommunications from the Gold Coast to Ghana and especially the economics around its operations and in particular, the last …

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Committee to restrict use of drone to cover 63rd anniversary celebration

The Planning Committee for Ghana’s 63rd independence anniversary celebration, is deliberating on restricting the use of drone for media coverage of the event, scheduled for the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi, on Friday, March 6, this year. The Committee earlier had announced plans to ban completely the use of drone …

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IDL couldn’t make further payment to NSO for Pegasus equipment – Accused

George Derrick Oppong the fifth accused in the National Communication Authority (NCA) trial on Tuesday said due to non- availability of customs clearance processes, Infralock Development Limited (IDL) was unable to make further payments to NSO, the Israeli firm which sold the Pegasus equipment to the country. According to Oppong, …

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