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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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Ghana biometric passport to be launched February 3

Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs will launch the country’s biometric passport on February 3, 2010, the GNA reports. In preparation towards the launch, the report says, a training session for Regional Immigration Commanders and Information Service Officers on the issuance of the new biometric passports has been held. Ghana is …

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Schools in Kumasi get Internet access

Eighteen schools in the Kumasi Metropolis will have access to the internet under the Millennium Cities Initiative (MCI)-School Partnership Project. The Project is being jointly undertaken by Zain Communications Limited, Ericsson, a cell phone manufacturing company, and the MCI. Mr Philip Sowah, Country Manager of Zain, said the beneficiaries would …

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MTN invests $448m in Ghana in 2009

MTN Ghana invested 448 million dollars in infrastructure and new technology in 2009, Ms. Mawuena Adjo Dumor, Corporate Service Executive, told the GNA on Friday. Out of the amount, 228 million dollars went into infrastructure, comprising of cell sites, fibre optics and implementation of co-location agreements with others, and 220 …

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Minister inaugurates Committee on digital transmission

A national digital broadcasting migration technical committee that would make policy recommendations to government for a smooth and successful transition from analogue to digital transmission, was on Wednesday inaugurated in Accra. Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Communications who swore the 24-member Committee into office, charged it with the mandate of …

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