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Trade Minister inaugurates Rural Technology Facilities

Government is committed to enhance and build a strong and vibrant rural economy to reduce unemployment, poverty and rural-urban migration. Ms Hanna Tetteh, Minister of Trade and Industry made this known when she inaugurated the Rural Technology Facilities (RTFs) at Goaso in Asunafo North Municipality and Bechem in Tano North …

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SHS, Colleges of Education to have ICT – Education Minister

The government is raising funds to introduce ICT in all the Teacher Training Colleges and the 500 Senior High Schools in the country. Science and Technology would also be restructured and improved in all the schools. Mrs Betty Mould-Iddrisu, the Minister of Education, said this at St John Bosco’s Training …

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Main One connects Zipnet

Main One Cable Company has announced the connection of Zipnet Broadband Wireless Services (www.myzipnet.com) to its world class broadband network. The connection of Zipnet, a leading internet service provider underscores Main One’s growing reputation as the broadband service provider of choice in Ghana. According to Joseph Odoi, Country Manager, Main …

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Ghana among top 10 on global Internet fraud table

Ghana Telecom University College, quoting the Internet Crime Complaints Centre (IC3) Report for 2010, on Wednesday said Ghana ranked among the top 10 countries of global internet fraud. Ghana is at the eighth position and the college said the report was indicative of the extent and nature of internet fraud …

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Airtel, Ecobank to provide mobile banking services for Africa

Airtel Telecommunications and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated have entered into an agreement to provide mobile banking services to individuals across the African continent. The service is focused on the unbanked and under-banked. It will be operated in countries where both Airtel and Ecobank provide services. By Ekow Quandzie

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Ghana Revenue Authority collects GH¢32.2m Communications Tax in first quarter 2011 – Iddrissu

Mr Haruna Iddrissu, Minister of Communications said on Tuesday that GH¢32,200,000.00 was collected in the first quarter of 2011 as Communications Service Tax as against the GH¢128,005,000 netted in 2010 and the GH¢ 87,400,000 in 2009. Mr Iddrissu who said this on the floor of Parliament noted that these figures …

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ITU, WHO to review findings on health effects of mobile phones

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are reviewing research findings on the possible health effects on the use of mobile phones, especially on young children. Mr Haruna Iddrissu, Minister of Communications who made this known on Tuesday on the floor of Parliament noted that government …

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Govt. to establish centre for ICT products

Government has initiated the establishment of an innovation centre that would promote export-oriented Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services industry, as well as generate employment. The ICT Park to be built in Tema is one of several initiatives being implemented by government under an enabling environment for the …

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Airtel Ghana responds to MTN GAVET TV ads

Airtel Ghana has responded to MTN Ghana’s running advertisement on television stations in the country depicting the other five telecoms network in the country, including Airtel as having limited coverage and poor network quality. During a presentation to educate journalists on the soon to begin Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in …

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Only 5% of SIM cards not registered – NCA

Less than a month to the deadline for the SIM card registration exercise in Ghana, some mobile phone users have not registered their SIM cards, according to the National Communications Authority (NCA). The Director-General of the NCA, Mr. Paarock VanPercy, made this known on the Citi FM breakfast show monitored …

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