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NITA celebrates Open Data Day

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), has joined the international community to celebrate the International Open Data Hackathon Day, in Accra, on the theme: “Better Tools, More Data, Bigger Fun”. The programme, which was celebrated worldwide brought a gathering of citizens in cities to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations …

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Ghana’s President Mahama cuts sod for $10b IT hub project

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday cut the sod for the commencement of work on a $10 billion rLG Communications building complex with the assurance that government would partner the private sector to create jobs. He said: “Government has made investments over the years and it is now time for …

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GCNet to deploy $15m system to enhance revenue collection

The Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet) is to spend up to $15 million on the deployment of new system features that will enable it to enhance its operations, including revenue collection at the various entry points in the country. These will include an enhanced permit module and a new …

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Over six billion mobile connections recorded worldwide end of 2012 – Report

In the year 2012, more than six billion mobile connections were recorded worldwide, a joint report by the global group of mobile providers GSMA and research company A. T. Kearney has said. According to the report released February 25, 2013, there were 6.8 billion mobile connections worldwide at the end …

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NCA to hold forum on installations of communication towers

The first edition of a stakeholder forum on communication towers and masts (SFCT&M 2013) would be held on Thursday in Accra. The National Communications Authority (NCA)-led initiative aims at educating the public on the deployment of communications towers and masts, their existence and implementation. A statement issued by the NCA …

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Mobile money can boost financial inclusion, savings – Research

A new research funded by the SWIFT Institute has revealed that mobile money can help to promote financial inclusion and boost savings rates amongst remote communities. The research, carried out by US-based Tufts University in rural communities in northern Ghana with little access to financial services, demonstrated that take-up of …

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Minister tells NCA to retrieve redundant radio frequency licences

The Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane-Boamah, has advised the National Communications Authority (NCA) to retrieve radio frequency licences from people and institutions that are not using them and re-issue same to those interested in owning and operating radio stations in the country. That, he said, would help reduce the …

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Network of Journalists for Trade and Development in Africa launches website

The network of Journalists for Trade and Development in Africa (J-Trade Africa) has launched its website. The website went live today February 22, 2013. The address is j-tradeafrica.org. The group brings together journalists from the continent who will report on trade matters, share information and disseminate the same to their …

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