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Telecom workers to embark on strike

Ghana’s telecommunications system faces an imminent shutdown as telecom workers threaten to go on a nationwide strike from Monday 15, 2021. The Telecom and IT Professionals Union (TIP), made up of telecom engineers and technicians who manage the key technical operations for the telecom operators, has served notice to the …

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MTN appoints four board members

MTN Ghana has appointed four new members onto its Board of Directors after two board members officially stepped down. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Pala Asiedu Ofori, the Company Secretary, said Mr Kwasi Abeasi and Mr Modupe Kadri stepped down effective March 1, 2021. The four new Board …

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Vice-President engages AfCFTA boss on leveraging digital technology for Pan-African Payment System

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has held talks with Mr Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), at the Jubilee House, Accra. The meeting, among other things, deliberated on the unique opportunities the AfCFTA offers the African Continent to enhance her cohesion and development. Vice President Bawumia said, …

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GhIPSS, partners intensify education on Ghana’s QR Code for payment

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, and partner institutions have embarked on public education to create awareness and to drive patronage of Ghana’s Universal Quick Response code for payment. Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia launched the GhQR last year to add up to …

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MTN to be digital operator by 2023

MTN, Ghana’s largest telecommunication operator is focusing on enhancing the digital experience of customers to become a digital operator in the year 2021. In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency and signed by Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Service Executive, MTN said its theme, “The Year of The Customer: The …

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Blood Service launches app to track blood donations

The National Blood Service of Ghana in collaboration with the Kwaaba Foundation has launched a Blood Donation Tracker app to track all blood donations in Ghana. The initiative seeks to address the challenge of the lack of real time and consolidated data of stock at blood banks. The app has …

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Kelni GVG made savings of $1.1m monthly – Ursula

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister Designate for Communications and Digitalization has revealed that the introduction of the Kelni GVG platform made a cost saving of $1.1 million monthly to government. According to her all the laws regarding procurement in the Kelni GVG Common platform contract were followed. “So Mr Chairman at …

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I’m fair and firm – Owusu-Ekuful

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister-designate for Communications and Digitalisation, has refuted assertions that she is ‘temperamental and arrogant’ as a public official. Answering questions from members of the Parliament’s Appointments Committee when she appeared before it on Monday, for vetting, said she was only being fair and firm in the …

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Maiden e-Census to begin in May

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) is set to conduct its maiden Electronic Census in May, this year, to collect complete and accurate data of structures, households and person within the borders of Ghana. The three weeks exercise, which would cost Ghana, 91 million dollars, would be used to gather about …

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e-Crime Bureau inaugurates board

e-Crime Bureau, Ghana’s leading cyber security and digital forensics firm, has reconstituted and inaugurated its Board of Directors, to steer the organisation for the next five years. A statement issued by e-Crime Bureau, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the seven-member Board was under the chairmanship of Dr Kenneth …

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