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Susu operations go digital in Ghana

The operations of Susu collectors in Ghana are increasingly becoming digitised following a partnership between the Ghana Co-operative Susu Collectors Association (GCSCA) and Savings at the Frontier. Operators of the financial scheme say with proper data build up and management, they can now easily access the information of clients for …

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Institute of ICT Professionals Ghana launches Coding Hub

The lnstitute of ICT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH), a capacity-building organization, together with partner organizations have launched the Digital Design and Creative Coding Hub. The partnership between Code it!, and TinkerToys from Germany is being funded by the Federal Republic of Germany, Foreign Office of the Creative Resources Programme. The hub …

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Twitter misses first-quarter user targets

Twitter missed its projected user targets in its latest quarterly figures published Thursday, disappointing investors. Despite reporting significant growth, Twitter slightly missed analysts’ expectations for user growth in the first quarter of the year as well as the forecast for the current quarter. Twitter said the average number of “monetizable …

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Cape Coast Assembly digitizes property rates collection

The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly (CCMA) has begun piloting payment of property rates via electronic payment system in the Cape Coast North Sub-Metropolis. The overall objective is to realize a sustainable increase in local tax revenues to fund improved basic services to the citizens of the area. It will also …

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Ghana is closer to full digital transmission

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, says Ghana’s strive to fully migrate from analogue to digital transmission is on course. She said the target received yet another major boost with the opening of the Central Digital Transmission Company (CDTC) office. “It is just a one more step …

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AirtelTigo transfers ownership to Ghana government

The Government of Ghana and the parent companies of AirtelTigo, Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings, MIC Africa B.V, have concluded negotiations and signed an agreement to transfer the shares of the Company to the Ghana Government. The agreement was contracted following the announcement of the Company’s departure from the Ghanaian market, …

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Ghana was supposed to start using PayPal by 2020, what happened?

In May 2018, the Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said Ghana had concluded discussions with PayPal and if all goes well the country would become PayPal compliant within some timeframe, but those timelines have passed, and Ghana is still not compliant. “I am happy to announce that Ghana has concluded discussions …

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Facebook refuses to notify 530 million users about data leak

Social networking behemoth Facebook Inc. (FB), on Wednesday, said it will not notify the 530 million users about the data breach of their account. Last week, Business Insider revealed that data of more than 530 million users, including information like their phone numbers and dates of birth, were made freely …

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E-waste disposal; environment ministry engages stakeholders in Kumasi

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has engaged key stakeholders within the electronic waste (e-waste) value chain on the implementation of a project aimed at managing the disposal of e-waste in a sound environment, in Kumasi. The project, which is also seeking to minimize negative environmental and human …

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Chicago and Ghana form online academic chess league

The Chicago Chess Foundation (CCF) and two partner organizations in Ghana have launched the Ghana-Chicago Chess Exchange, an online chess league uniting elementary and High school students on two continents for friendly competition and cross-cultural fellowship. An inaugural cross-Atlantic competition hosted 30 Chicago students and 30 students attending various schools …

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