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Vodafone Ghana to withdraw tax dispute suit against GRA

What was expected to be a landmark tax dispute case in Ghana if it had gone to its logical conclusion in open court, may not be as Vodafone Ghana has opted to discontinue the legal suit it brought against the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) currently under adjudication at the Commercial …

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Time to fully embrace a cashlite economy – Andani

There seems to be some way out of the recent spate of robberies apparently fueled by the presence of cash according to Alhassan Andani, Chief Executive of Stanbic Bank. He says going cashlite may be a way out of the difficulty. According to the President of the Ghana Association of …

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Mobile money vendors: Who is protecting them?

Unemployment has been with us for years and when in 2009 telecommunications giant, MTN introduced Mobile Money services it was welcomed and hailed by many and the reason was obvious; it was an opportunity to take advantage of the rising unemployment situation, growing number of the unbanked population and massive …

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Digitalisation has reduced corruption in Ghana – GII

The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), has acknowledged that “digitalisation is changing the ways we communicate, and how we do business and as a result reduced the corruption rate in Ghana”. In a press release issued to the Ghana News Agency, on Thursday, the Transparency International (TI), noted that, “the 2017 …

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Single national ID system can facilitate effective credit delivery – Expert

Mr Mawuko Williams, a Senior Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) Expert at the Frankfurt School of Business and Management, has called for the adoption of a single national Identification (ID) system to facilitate effective and efficient credit delivery. He said a common national ID arrangement could boost the growth …

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WhatsApp platform helps to reduce maternal mortality

The usage of WhatsApp, a social media platform, has contributed to the effort of reducing institutional maternal mortality from 145 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015 to 109 per 100,000 live births in 2016. Dr. James Duah, Deputy Director of Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), in an …

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GhIPSS introduces e-bills pay system for large organisations

Large corporate organisations and public sector institutions can receive instant payment electronically if they sign onto the e-bills pay system introduced by Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS).      The e-bills pay, which runs on the back of the Instant Pay system, will enable customers of large corporate organisations …

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Ghana Police receives eight drones to improve policing

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr David Asante-Apeatu, says the Service has received eight drones from its strategic partners to improve policing and efficiency across the regions.    Speaking at the launch of the Police Transformation Programme in Accra, Mr Asante-Apeatu said the Service had digitised some of the police …

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Ghana Police Service to use ICT to drive transformation agenda

The Ghana Police Service on Tuesday launched its Transformation Programme anchored on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in dealing with sophisticated crimes in the society and ensuring safety for citizens and rapid response to emergency situations. The Service had launched Police website and other social media platforms such as twitter, …

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Vodafone tax dispute case: GRA fails to turn up in court, judge adjourns to March 8

The Commercial Division of the High Court in Accra hearing the tax assessment case brought against the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) by Vodafone Ghana has adjourned hearing to March 8, 2018. The adjournment was at the instance of the Plaintiff, Vodafone Ghana following the inability of the GRA to be …

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