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Ghana Health Service to use mobile phones to improve maternal health

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) will in December launch the Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) programme at Awutu Beraku in the Central Region to improve antenatal and postnatal care. The programme involves the registration of all pregnant women and nursing mothers with health facilities to enable the midwives, nurses …

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Ghana gets first computer forensics company, e-Crime lab to fight internet crimes

The first ever computer forensics company with a dedicated e-Crime lab has been established in Ghana to fight the menace of cyber crimes in the country. Ghana has been cited in international reports as being a notorious base for internet crimes, especially credit card frauds and impersonation commonly referred to …

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Ghana Post computerizes its services

Ghana Post has computerized its services so customers who send mails by EMS can now track the mails on its website in the comfort of their homes and offices. The new measure aims at strengthening the company to withstand the competition introduced by the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT). Mr …

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Fifty schools receive computers under MASTES programme

Fifty first and second cycle schools in the Eastern Region have received 10 laptop computers each from Rlg Communications Limited, under the Mathematics, Science and Technology Scholarship (MASTES) programme. The programme was initiated by the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education to promote teaching and …

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4,500 teachers to get ICT training

The Ministry of Education in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and rlg Communications will train 4,500 teachers nationwide to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to enhance their careers. The first batch of 310 teachers have already benefited from the training out of which 25 of …

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GNAT urges government to feature IT prominently in teachers’ training

The Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) on Thursday urged government to feature Information Technology (IT) prominently on the curricula of all Colleges of Education to equip teachers with IT knowledge. “The benefit that will accrue to this country as we pursue such a programme cannot be over-emphasised,” Mr Samuel …

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GhIPSS opens satellite offices to support e-zwich

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has opened five satellite offices across the country to ensure that e-zwich services are running effectively throughout the country. The offices located in Accra, Takoradi, Kumasi, Sunyani, and Tamale, will carry out regular monitoring and support e-zwich services in the various outlets. …

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Eaton Towers gets $150m funding to boost Africa operations

London-based telecoms company, Eaton Towers has secured a $150 million private funding from the Capital International Private Equity Funds to enable the company to roll out services to remote areas more cheaply, the Reuters news agency reports September 19, 2011. “Their backing, combined with our management team’s expertise in Africa …

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Investments in Ghana’s telecoms industry hits $1.1 trillion in ten years – World Bank

A new World Bank report shows that investments into Ghana’s telecommunications infrastructure within a ten-year period have hit $1.13 trillion. These investments, made by both government and private companies from 1998 to 2008, represents 1.1% of Ghana’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to the report titled “Africa’s ICT Infrastructure: Building …

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MTN says governments want social networks Facebook, Twitter blocked

MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer, in charge of Sales, Marketing, and Innovations, Christian De Faria has revealed that the governments of some of its 21 operations in Africa and the Middle-East have asked MTN to block access to social networks like Facebook and Twitter on their network to prevent detractors …

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