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Ghana Health Service collaborates with JICA to disseminate CHPS database system

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has collaborated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to disseminate a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) database system to enhance information management. The system was developed by the GHS and JICA to collect reliable, concise and consistent data systematically. It was introduced during …

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Bank of Ghana on digital currency; Crypto ownership for 2021

The use of cryptocurrency is continuously increasing to the point where it is now accepted in several countries including Ghana. If you’re not familiar with cryptocurrency, it is a digital currency used to buy goods and services online. It is also decentralized which means that the government or any authority …

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Cooperation amongst states crucial for cybercrime prosecutions

Mr Emmanuel Nii Ashie Kotey, Justice of the Supreme Court, says the transnational nature of cybercrimes creates a difficulty in attaining electronic evidence for law enforcement. He has therefore called on African States to cooperate with other regions to achieve success in cybercrime prosecutions. The Supreme Court Judge made the …

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Forestry Commission develops Xylotrom Wood App to increase timber revenue  

The Forestry Commission (FC) with support from the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) has developed a new Mobile App to check and control smuggling of lumber and other timber products in the country. The implementation of the app has well-positioned the Commission to increase the nation’s annual timber revenue. …

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Drive Ghana’s digital revolution to transform your fortunes – Bawumia urges youth

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has tasked the youth to propel the Government’s digitalisation agenda to brighten their prospects in securing jobs and wealth creation. He said the Ghanaian economy had undergone significant digital transformation over the past four years, with many technological innovations and e-commerce springing up in different sectors …

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Ghana-Card to become e-passport by April next year – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu  Bawumia says efforts are underway to get the International Civil Aviation  Organisation (ICAO) to recognise the Ghana-Card as an e-passport by the first quarter of next year. The efforts are to allow Card to be read and verified in ICAO compliant countries and enable holders of …

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Ghana asked to build confidence in local cybersecurity experts

Mr Samuel Boateng, a Cybersecurity Expert, has called on stakeholders to have confidence in local experts and give them the chance to demonstrate their knowledge and competencies. “I have realised that because of the level of education and systems that we have here, there is little confidence in indigenous cybersecurity …

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Court of Appeal: NCA has mandate to reclassify radius within which FM stations should operate

The Court of Appeal has unanimously held that the National Communication Authority (NCA) acted within its mandate when it reduced the maximum radius within which commercial FM stations should operate from 100 kilometres to 45 kilometres. The three-member panel presided over by Justice Henry Kwofie, also held that the NCA …

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Cybersecurity service providers to be licensed

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, says cybersecurity service providers will be issued licenses for legal recognition to operate. This is in line with Section 49 of the Cybersecurity Act 2020, which mandates the licensing of all cybersecurity service providers. The Minister said the licensing would ensure …

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AirtelTigo to reward customers with over GH¢1m in the “To Gu Me So” Promo

AirtelTigo Ghana has launched a consumer recharge and point-based promotion. The promotion dubbed: “To Gu Me So” which literally means “shower it on me” is aimed at rewarding AirtelTigo customers with over GH¢1 million in cash. In addition to that, thousands of customers will win Free data and call minutes. …

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