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GES, partners sign agreement to promote e-reading

The Ghana Education Service (GES) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Worldreader, a US Non-Profit Organisation, to adopt a device that allows students to access books electronically. The Worldreader, which aims at providing digital books to students in the …

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Major changes at MTN Ghana, Brett Goschen goes to Nigeria

Major management changes in MTN Ghana would see its CEO, Brett Goschen moved to Nigeria. He would be replaced by Michael Ikpoki, the Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Nigeria, MTN Group has announced today Thursday March 10, 2011 in South Africa according to information reaching ghanabusinessnews.com. Ahmed Farouk has …

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MTN Ghana data revenue boosts Group earnings

Mobile operator, South Africa based MTN has seen a leap in its data-related services revenue. The company has reported a 49% leap in data revenue from the 2010 financial year and MTN Ghana has made a significant contribution to that jump. MTN’s outgoing CEO Phuthuma Nhleko has said that MTN …

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Device to access books electronically introduced in Ghana

A device to give students in public schools access to books electronically has been introduced in Ghana. The device called “Amazon Kindle” is a phone-like device, which can be used to store up to 3,500 books electronically and give Ghanaian publishers an opportunity to reach wider audience. Worldreader.org, a non …

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Mobile Number Portability: Ghana set to go

Mobile phone subscribers in Ghana would soon sigh for relief as changing mobile phone networks without losing one’s number is becoming possible. Mobile Number Portability (MNP) will soon become a reality in Ghana. Ghana is set to activate the system known as MNP by the middle of the year as …

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Ghanaian invents early warning system for fire

A Ghanaian Applied Computer Technology Specialist, Dr. Kenneth M. Afari has invented an early fire warning system that communicates possible fire outbreaks directly to the Ghana Fire Service so they can move in quickly and prevent the fire even in the absence of the house or office owner. Dr. Afari …

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Vodafone Ghana boss against international calls monitoring

The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Kyle Whitehill has kicked against the installation of international call monitoring systems on the premises of telecom operators to verify the volume of international traffic for revenue. He told journalists “we do not think the monitoring equipment are absolutely necessary because we have …

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Vice President opens first online sales fair

Vice President John Mahama on Wednesday opened the first-ever online trade fair that will enable local registered businesses to transact business across the computer, the phone and other Internet enabled devices. In a speech read for him by the Employment and Social Welfare Minister, Mr Enoch Teye Mensah, the Vice …

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NCA to declare unregistered SIM cards illegal after July

The National Communications Authority (NCA) will declare all unregistered SIM cards illegal after July 2011 an official of the NCA has said. Speaking exclusively to ghanabusinessnews.com in a telephone interview, the official said the telecoms regulator will have all unregistered SIM cards removed from the system by the mobile phone …

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