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MTN appoints new CEO

MTN, the largest mobile operator in Africa has appointed a new CEO, the Reuters news service has said. According to the report, MTN has appointed Sifiso Dabengwa as its CEO and president. He is replacing Phuthuma Nhleko as from March 31, 2011. Dabengwa who has worked with MTN for 11 …

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Telecoms masts no danger to Ghanaians – Radiologist

The Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, at the weekend said available scientific knowledge indicate that the low level of emission from telecom masts pose no danger to the citizenry. “There is no cause to worry as long as emission levels are kept within the compliance level,” …

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Rural and community banks in Ghana to be networked by 2012

The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is supporting the Association of Rural Banks (ARB) Apex Bank to computerized and network all Rural and Community Banks (RCBs) in the country by 2012. The aims, is to make RCBs provide efficient and easily accessible financial services to customers who are mostly in rural …

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Airtel Ghana signs MoU with Ministry of Education

The management of Airtel Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Education to support the Community Social Responsibility Initiative. The management of Airtel has initiated “School Adoption Programme” under which it would adopt some deprived schools in rural areas for reconstruction and renovation in addition …

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Ghana telecoms operators’ DNA exposed

When I wrote the article with the title “the telecoms of half truths and non-transparency” sometime ago, it sounded like the article was meant to do damage to the telecoms operators in the country, but what is unfolding now shows that there is no damage anyone can do to the …

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Government detects 59,180 fraudulent SIM cards in Ghana telecoms

The Ministry of Communications says since it started the fraud watch exercise in the telecoms industry, it has detected and reported a total of 59,180 fraudulent SIM Cards to the respective telecoms operators. It said an average of 5,918 fraud lines were discovered every two hours and immediately disconnected between …

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MTN launches mobile money bill payment

MTN Ghana has launched the Mobile Money Bill Payment service to facilitate payment of electricity and DSTV bills for subscribers of the MTN Mobile Money. The new Mobile Money Bill payment service would offer DSTV subscribers and clients of the Electricity Company of Ghana the convenience and ease of paying …

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Eight arrested for international call termination in Ghana

Eight people, seven Ghanaians and one American citizen have been arrested for terminating international calls locally. The eight were arrested last Friday December 10, 2010 in Accra with sophisticated electronic equipment like computers, simboxes, CISCO broadband routers and mobile phone scratch cards. The names of the suspects have not been …

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Ghana’s telecoms operators condemn international call monitoring

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT), comprising of all the telecoms operators in the country, has endorsed a declaration by the West African Telecommunications Conference (WATC) condemning international call monitoring in Ghana. The WATC issued a communiqué at its recent meeting in Dakar, Senegal on November 25, 2010 describing government’s …

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Only 0.1% of Ghana’s exports come from ICT – Legatum Prosperity Index

Ghana exports mostly gold and agriculture products. According to the Bank of Ghana the country’s export earnings during the first three quarters of 2010 improved on the back of strong increases in volume and prices of gold and cocoa. It said exports registered a growth of $1.7 billion (40.4%) to …

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