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Bloggers, website owners in Ghana won’t be able to use Western Union as payment option on Google Adsense

Publishers, bloggers, Youtubers and owners of small websites in Ghana who relied on Google Adsense, the advertising service of Google, as a source of earning some income will no longer be able to receive payments through Western Union, as Google discontinues the use of the money transfer system as a …

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Bawumia calls for investment in ICT and digital data collection tools

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has urged African governments to invest in ICT infrastructure and digital data collection tools. He, therefore, called on heads of national statistical offices to “work with the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in transforming our continental statistical systems.” Dr Bawumia said these during the ECA’s …

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MTN Ghana makes GH¢1b profit after tax in 2019

MTN Ghana says it made a profit after tax of GH¢1.01 billion in 2019. The profit, the company says is a 33.6 per cent increase above what it made in 2018. This rise, the company said was driven by revenue from voice, data and Mobile Money. Speaking virtually to shareholders …

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MTN Ghana says it will investment in digital and financial services

MTN Ghana says it would exploit the several opportunities in the digital and financial services space and invest in infrastructure to further accelerate the company’s growth in the future. Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr Selorm Adadevoh told a virtual shareholders meeting on Thursday that the company would continue …

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More than 300 agencies on government smart workplace virtual platform

More than 300 government agencies are currently on the Smart Workplace™ platform, which is supported by Government for use by all public institutions. A statement signed by Richard Okyere-Fosu, Acting Director General, the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), which is carrying out the rollout of the Smart Workplace™ said it …

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Implementation of CP platform pays off – Claims Communications Minister

Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, on Friday told Parliament in Accra that the introduction of the Common Platform (CP) has paid off. She explained that it helped the government to detect GH¢470 million of the country’s taxes, which was lost from the period of 2015 to the first quarter of 2017. …

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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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