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Ghanaians asked to register sim cards by July 2011

By July 2011, all mobile phone users should have registered their sim cards, the National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced. Subscribers, who fail to register their cards by that date, would not be able to use their phones. Announcing this at a press soiree organized by the NCA in Accra …

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Ghana bans telecoms masts, rural coverage may suffer

Ghana’s growing mobile phone industry has been hit by a hitch. A ban has been imposed on any further erection of telecommunications masts or transmission towers and rural areas of the country may suffer, as coverage may not be expanded to reach them. The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology …

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Chinese company to begin work on Ghana’s $30m e-governance project

Work on the 30 million-dollar E-governance backbone Project is expected to begin soon, Mr Gideon Quarcoo, Deputy Minister of Communication said on Monday. The Management of China-based HUAWEI Telecom was awarded the contract to undertake government’s e-governance project in April 2006 to provide centralized information technology and e-services to Ministries, …

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Tigo sells 750 towers to Helios Towers Ghana

Millicom Internaltional Cellular S. A. has announced that its Ghana subsidiary Millicom Ghana, operators of Tigo mobile phone services has agreed to sell approximately 750 towers to Helios Towers Ghana (HTG), a direct subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa. As a result of the deal, Tigo will retain a minority interest …

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Global IT spending to grow 4.6% in 2010 – Report

As the global economy recovers IT spending will grow and emerging markets will be in the lead. A report by Gartner, a UK-based research company which says on its website it “is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company,” says as the global economy recovers IT spending will …

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Mahama calls for mainstreaming of ICT in school curricular

Mr. John Dramani Mahama, the Vice President, on Thursday called on the developers of school curricular to consider mainstreaming Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into school curricular at all levels. This, he said, would enhance the technological knowledge of children who had no access to computers and technology in their …

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Consumer agency to take Ghana mobile operators to court over SIM card registeration

The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has threatened to go to court to enforce government’s directive to mobile telecommunication operators to register SIM cards sold to their subscribers. The CPA, a consumer rights advocate, said refusal of the operators to comply with the directive constituted a national security threat because many …

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NGO returns obsolete computers to UK for recycling

In a bid to ensure responsible electronic waste disposal, CARE Computers for Developing Countries (CARE Ghana), recently shipped more than 300 computers and accessories back to the United Kingdom for recycling. The spoilt items included 296 computers and 16 printers and the reshipment was sponsored by UK-based Edwards Vacuum Limited …

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KMA to sponsor five teachers in ICT training in Israel

Mr Samuel Sarpong, Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive, has announced the Assembly’s decision to sponsor the training of five teachers in Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Israel. This followed the selection of 18 Junior and Senior High Schools in Nhyiaeso, Oforikrom and Bantama sub-Metropolitan areas to benefit form Internet facilities under …

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Payment of electricity bills will hinder teaching of ICT in schools – Educationist

The District Director  of  Education in charge of the Talensi-Nabdam District in the Upper East Region, Mr Francis Ayaaba has expressed fears that government’s intentions to make ICT teaching in schools would become a fiasco if  parents and School Management Committees (SMCs) were made to pay electricity bills as proposed. …

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