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KKFU leverages on technology to improve cocoa production

The Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) has made strides to leverage on technology to provide enhanced extension services to help members increase the yield of cocoa per acre as a means to improve their incomes. In this regard, it has established a state-of-the art tele-agricultural centre to help improve upon …

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Fintech revolution: the unintended long term effect

Financial Technology, Fintech for short, is the application of technology and digitization in financial services delivery. Fintech is rapidly changing the face of banking across the world – reducing time taken to access financial services, making it possible for people to bank comfortably anywhere with ease. Most importantly, the Financial …

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Bank of Ghana commended for role in growth of mobile money sector

Mr Godwin Kwami Tamakloe, Senior Manager, MTN Ghana, has commended the Bank of Ghana for its role in the growth of the Mobile Money (MoMo) sector. He said the BoG’s introduction of new regulations in 2015 has helped to grow the mobile money sector with over GH¢2.2 billion roped into …

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Nokia phone brand seeking to recapture market

The HMD Global, new managers of the Nokia brand, say they are working assiduously to recapture the market share and ensure sustainability of the brand. In interview with a section of the Ghanaian media in Accra, HMD Global, said they seek to recapture the mobile phone market with the newly …

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MTN mobile money service ranked high in Upper West

Mobile Money vendors in Upper West have urged other telecoms to explore innovative methods of improving their mobile money services to match MTN’s whose services have been rated as dependable, prompt and superior. The vendors said due to the superior quality services MTN rendered many customers were shifting their grounds …

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Government supports tertiary institutions with $3.4m for Internet access

Government through the Ministry of Communications has invested $3.4 million in campus internet networks under the Tertiary Institutions Access Project (TIAP) in eight public institutions. This connectivity among the institutions, will not only advance research and education locally with opportunities such as e-learning and cloud computing, but equally benefit scientific …

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UCC holds workshop on e-waste management

The University of Cape Coast (UCC) has initiated measures through the E-Waste Management Ghana (E-MAGIN) to contribute to the effective implementation of the hazardous and Electronic Waste Control and Management Act 917. E-MAGIN seeks to formalize the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), establish a collection mechanism for e-waste, build …

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100 rural telephone sites built to boost access to mobile services

One hundred (100) rural telephony sites have been constructed and activated to over 400 communities, which did not have access to mobile services. Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, who announced this said, added this were 85 repeater sites. The next phase of the project, which involved the deployment …

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MTN urges Ghana to move towards digital payment

MTN Ghana has expressed the need for the country to move towards digitizing all forms of payment to enable individuals, institutions and the economy reap the benefits associated with it. Madam Ruth Badoo, Operations Manager of MTN Ghana, who made the call, said digitized payments would go a long way …

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FinTech: Nigerians acquire loans using mobile app

With more than half of Nigerians obtaining credit from informal sources, especially from family and friends, Paylater mobile app is revolutionizing credit acquisition by issuing instant loans up to one million naira to customers without seeing or speaking to them. No collateral or paperwork is needed to obtain the loans …

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