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Mobile industry tax contribution reaches GH¢3.2b in 2019

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication on Tuesday said the mobile network operators and infrastructure companies contributed GH¢3.2 billion in taxes and other remittances to the government in 2019. The taxes include total taxes borne, total taxes collected and other payments and remittances. Value Added Tax (VAT) stood as one of …

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Thirteen public universities connected to free Internet service

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday commissioned the Free Wi-Fi service for 13 public tertiary education institutions in the country, to enhance teaching, learning and research. The project, executed at a cost of over $11 million, was facilitated and implemented by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) leveraging on 650 …

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Is technology making us more productive?

The face of business seems to be changing all the time. Right now, the extensive use of tech is fuelling it like never before. Humans appear to have come a long way when you look back to the Industrial Revolution, where labourers attempted to try and reject machines because they …

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Ghana to benefit from ITU Digital Transformation Centres Initiative

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has made Ghana a beneficiary of the Digital Transformation Centres (DTCs) Initiative launched in partnership with International Software Company, Cisco. The Initiative seeks to create a global network of centres, whose main purpose is to develop digital skills mainly at the basic and intermediate levels …

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Ghana-Card holders can now use it to access NHIS – Bawumia

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Monday announced that it is linking the Scheme’s Card to the National Identification Authority’s database to allow Ghana-Card holders to access affordable healthcare services. Additionally, Ghana-Card holders could use their cards to access health services at all National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) accredited …

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NPP says will offer free WiFi to all SHS if it is retained

The next Government of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) will ensure the completion of the process to provide free Wifi at all Senior High Schools (SHS) and public tertiary institutions and training colleges. The NPP in its Election 2020 manifesto sub-headline; ‘Consolidating Our Achievements and The Way Forward-Education,’ explained that …

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Ghana loses more than $114m to cybercrime in two years

Available data from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) shows that Ghana lost a total of $114.8 million to cybercrime in 2019 and 2018. Mr Isaac Mensah, a member of the Computer Emergency Response Team of the Security Centre, giving the breakdown, said the nation lost $105 million in 2019 …

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We are demonstrating strong performance despite COVID-19 – MTN Group

MTN Group says it has demonstrated strong performance despite the impact of COVID-19 on lives and livelihoods across its markets. Mr Ralph Mupita, the MTN Group President and Chief Executive Officer, in a statement, said to meet the increase in data and digital usage, MTN had focused its investment on …

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