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Broadband Chamber demands regulatory uniformity, fairness from NCA

The Broadband Communications Chamber (BBCC), an advocacy group for the development and expansion of the broadband industry in Ghana has called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to ensure regulatory uniformity and fairness in the broadband space. “Currently, there remains a great deal of uncertainty in the Ghanaian broadband industry…If …

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Tigo increases and Airtel decreases as merger gets NCA approval

The latest telecom subscriptions figures published by the National Communications Authority (NCA) just before it announced the approval of the Airtel-Tigo merger shows that between March, when the merger was first announced, and July 2017, Tigo has been gaining subscribers, as Airtel loses subscribers. It also shows that market leader …

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Public cautioned against fake Rawlings Facebook accounts

A statement from the Office of the Former President, Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings, has cautioned the public against fake Facebook pages created in his name.  The statement, signed by Mr Kobina Andoh Amoakwa of the Communications Directorate and copied the Ghana News Agency, said: “Our attention has been drawn …

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GIFEC commences smart communities project this month

Beginning this month, the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) is starting a project that promises to turn some deprived areas into smart communities. This is part of the government’s digital Ghana agenda dubbed “it’s digi-time in Ghana”, which seeks to, among other things, boost internet and WiFi penetration …

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National Communications Authority to sanction defaulting TV stations

Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister of Communication has hinted that television stations that do not live-up to their obligations under the law would not be migrated unto the digital platform. According to her, the National Communication Authority (NCA) is currently undertaking frequency audit of all television stations in the country, …

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Single-window platform is win-win for all – Bawumia

Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia says a single-window platform is a win-win for all stakeholders, as it helps to simplify port operations and transactions. Speaking at the opening session of the Sixth International Single-Window Conference and Exhibition in Accra, Dr Bawumia said all stakeholders, including compliance authorities, importers and logistics operators …

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Government pays nursing, teacher trainee allowances via e-zwich

Government has resumed the payment of nursing and teacher trainee allowances using the e-zwich biometric system. The move will ensure transparency, a proper audit trail and prevent impersonation. The payment of the allowance to the trainees has been handed over to the Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF), the body mandated …

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Penplusbytes reaches Benin and Togo with social monitoring tool

Penplusbytes has extended its “Tech Driven Social Accountability for Results” project (www.platformafrica.net), an innovative tool that monitors social policies to Benin and Togo, to ensure it benefits all citizens in West Africa. The two countries are benefiting after the project was successfully deployed in Ghana to monitor two national policies; …

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Minister charges Broadband Chamber to help revamp policy

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has asked the Broadband Communications Chamber (BBCC) to initiate public discussion on how to revamp the country’s five-year-old broadband policy to give proper direction to the digital Ghana agenda. The Minister gave the charge when the leadership of the BBCC, led by its …

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Report says Ghana government shows leadership in digitising payment systems

A Diagnostic Report of Ghana’s Digital Payment Ecosystem, launched on Wednesday, shows that 86 per cent of the value of government payments are done electronically. The Report, therefore, commended the Government for rolling out digital initiatives, including an electronic service portal, to facilitate business transactions and quality service delivery. It …

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