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Africa has low rate of reporting false information on Facebook

Madam Adaora Ikenze, Facebook Anglophone West African representative, has said Africa has the lowest rate of reporting false information posted on Facebook globally. She said though they knew the information posted- especially images and videos were false, they would not report them to the appropriate quarters but still forward them …

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Ghana recorded $205m  loss to cyber-crimes in 2018

Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei, Deputy Minister for Communications has revealed that government is making strides in its fight against cyber-crime. He said statistics from the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) indicated that, the country recorded financial losses from cyber-crime to the tune of $205 million as at 2018. However, in recent …

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Ghana to conduct first ever digital Census in 2020

Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, the Government Statistician Thursday said Ghana will witness its first ever digital Census in the 2020 Population and Housing Census. He said the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) would deploy 70,000 tablets and leverage on other modern digital technologies to collect data to ensure accurate and reliable …

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Mobile money interoperability records over one million transactions in September

Mobile money transactions across networks referred to as mobile money interoperability (MMI) recorded over one million transactions in September this year, the highest volume of transactions since it was introduced. This compared with about 312,000 transactions in September 2018, representing an increase of over 250 percent. The data of transactions …

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Ghana to criminalise inappropriate Internet content

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has announced that Ghana would soon criminalise the sharing of inappropriate social media content. She said the law would soon be enshrined with strict penalties so that sending, retaining, and sharing of such contents would be punishable by law. The Communication Minister cited …

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Ghana government urged to reconsider taxing Internet

Professor Nii Narku Quaynor, a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Cape Coast, has called on government to reconsider taxing the internet as that could slow development. He said the internet was used in so many ways to improve education, health and businesses among others and that a …

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Technology holds great potential for data production – Dr Bediako

Dr Grace Bediako, the Board Chair, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), has said technology holds great potential for data production and utilisation in the country. She said services deployed by technology enhanced the possibility of generating data from them in real time. She said this at the inauguration of a 13-member …

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ECOWAS to scrap mobile roaming tariffs for its citizens next year

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will from January 2020 scrap international roaming charges for its citizens travelling within the sub-region, as part of efforts to promote regional integration and economic development. This implies that all ECOWAS citizens travelling within the sub-region from January 1, 2020 will not …

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ICH is actively in operation – NCA Boss

Joseph Anokye

The Director-General of National Communications Authority (NCA), Joe Anokye has said that the Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) for the telecom industry is now up and running. Speaking to journalists at the Ministry of Communications’ meet-the-press session, he noted that currently all mobile network operators have connected to the ICH, and the …

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Ghanaians ordered to re-register their SIM or lose them by end of June 2020

All mobile phone users are required to re-register their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) numbers effective January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020, failure of which subscribers would lose their numbers completely. The move is to aid the National Communications Authority (NCA) to crackdown on the use of mobile phones for …

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