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Let telecos pay taxes on mobile money transaction fees – Minister

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Communications Minister on Thursday implored the Finance Minister and the Ghana Revenue Authority to let telecommunication companies pay taxes on fees they receive on mobile money transactions. Currently, the telecommunication companies charge one per cent transaction fees on every mobile money transaction and generate GH¢71 million …

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Ghana on course to managing e-waste – Minister

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, said Ghana has instituted initiatives to ensure sound disposal and recycling of e-waste in the country. Prof Frimpong-Boateng said government among others, launched the Integrated E-waste Management Programme, to ensure efficient management of e-waste in an environmentally sound manner …

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MTN working with Police to set up Forensic Laboratory-Senior Manager

The Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) Ghana, is working closely with the Police to set up a Forensic Laboratory to effectively tackle falsehoods and smear campaigns being promoted on social media networks. Mr. Abdul-Majeed Rufai, Senior Manager, MTN Mobile Financial Services, Commercial disclosed saying “we are buying equipment to be used …

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Vodafone appoints two new directors into management team

Vodafone Ghana has appointed two new directors into its Senior Management team in line with the company’s strategy of charting a leadership path of innovation and creativity across the telecommunications landscape. The appointees are Mr Haytham Ammar, the Finance Director, and Madam Tawa Bolarin, Director for the Enterprise unit, Vodafone …

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Instant money transfer transactions hit almost one million in third quarter

Instant money transfers have been done almost a million times by the public, from the beginning of the year to September, indicating continuous increase in patronage of the service. The third quarter industry performance report released by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS), shows that funds transferred through …

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E-waste formalization workshop ends in Takoradi

A two-day intensive workshop on formalization of activities in the e-waste sector has ended as part of a work plan for the European Union funded project on Electronic Waste Management in Ghana (E-MAGIN). The E-MAGIN project sought to regularize and reduce the disastrous environmental and social impacts of e-waste through …

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Online purchases in Ghana on steady rise – Report

A report on the retail industry in Ghana has shown a steady rise in the number of consumers using online platforms for products purchases, thanks to an expanding middle class, the proliferation of smartphones and tech-savvy young people. The report published by Firmus Advisory, a leading Market Research, Regulatory Compliance, …

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Lack of competition in broadband markets keeping millions offline

A research published by the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), an initiative of the Web Foundation, shows that consolidated broadband markets are keeping prices high and putting life-changing internet access out of reach for hundreds of millions of people. Although broadband markets had historically become more competitive, helping to bring …

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MTN launches Mobile Money API hackathon

In pursuit of its goal to contribute to bridging the financial divide, MTN Group has granted third parties access to its Mobile Money (MoMo) Access Programming Interface (API) platform accessible on https://momodeveloper.mtn.com/. The open API would enable developers and programmers to innovate on the platform and develop products and other …

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e-Crime Bureau urges government to embibe Cyber Essentials Scheme programme

e-Crime Bureau, Ghana’s leading Cyber Security and Investigations firm, has called on government to embrace and imbibe the implementation of Cyber Essentials Scheme programme to improve development in the area of cybersecurity in the country. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online …

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