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Liberalisation in ICT services detrimental to local companies – Survey

Even though liberalisation of trade in ICT services has led to increased investments in Ghana, the policy has nonetheless been detrimental to indigenous businesses, a recent survey by the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPRI) has shown. The perception survey carried out on the International Liberalisation of Trade in ICT …

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Ghana says open government data portal ready by December 2013

Government is certain to complete an open Government data portal by December 2013 with the implementation of the Ghana Open Data Initiative (GODI) to make Government data available to citizens for re-use. The initiative will make government more transparent, improve efficiency and spark-off innovation from the demand side for applications …

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30,000 youth to receive ICT training

Thirty thousand more youth are expected to start their training under the ICT Module of the Ghana Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) later this year. The beneficiaries are expected to be trained in a wide range of areas related to ICT, including mobile phone and computer assembling and repairs …

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SMSGH introduces holistic online payment platform in Ghana

SMSGH will soon introduce a new holistic and more improved way of making electronic payments in Ghana before the close of the year. The new electronic payment platform, called “mPower” is a complete end-to-end online and mobile payment transactions solution that will enable consumers and merchants send, spend and receive …

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Vodafone Ghana sued over wrongful dismissal

Fifteen dismissed workers of Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited (Vodafone Ghana), have issued a writ of summons in the Accra High Court (Labour Division), against their former employer for wrongful dismissal. The plaintiffs are: Bawa Abdul-Majeed, Emmanuel Don Migheagles, Gordon Sackey-Mensah, Richard Edem Adanuty, Doris Lamptey, Paulins Agyeiwah Gyasi, Florence Korsah, …

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ITU’s power adapter standard for modems, fixed lines others pass first stage approval

Members of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) October 16, 2012 agreed the first-stage approval of a new Universal Power Adapter standard for devices such as modems, set-top boxes, home networking equipment and fixed telephones. A statement issued by the UN agency said its ITU-T Study Group 5 – Environment and …

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ITU, WHO use mobile phone technology to fight against non-communicable diseases

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 17, 2012 launched a new partnership called the ‘m-Health’ initiative to use mobile technology, in particular text messaging and apps, to help combat non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases. Using …

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Software firm rolls out new multipurpose payment system

Promustard Solutions Ghana, a software company, has introduced a new payment system called Advanced Bill Payment (ABP) to enhance speed, accuracy and convenience to the services providers and customers. ABP is an Automated Teller Machine (ATM)-like machine used to pay utility bills instead of withdrawing cash from a bank account …

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Oracle puts CWG Ghana on platinum partnership level

Oracle Corporations, a renowned database management company, has elevated Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) Ghana as their first platinum partner in Ghana. To this end, CWG Ghana has been positioned to support the hardware, the database and application layer for Oracle customers of all sizes. The outstanding achievement was in recognition …

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MTN faces multiple court actions as US court puts on hold Turkcell $4.2b lawsuit

Africa’s biggest mobile operator, MTN Group is facing multiple law suits across countries. It has been sued in the US and in Ghana, and it is being investigated in South Africa for the same reason that it is being sued in the US, media reports say. A US court hearing …

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