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Drones are relevant to critical healthcare – NHIA Director

Dr Theophilus Owusu-Ansah, Eastern Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has said avoidable deaths by pregnant women due to hermorrage were enough basis to justify the use of drones in delivering blood in emergencies. He said the argument that Ghana was not ready for drone’s delivery in …

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Innovative 5G services could add $565b to global GDP – GSMA study

A new study by the GSMA, the organization representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide, says unlocking spectrum for the mobile industry to deliver innovative 5G services across different industry sectors could add $565 billion to global GDP and $152 billion in tax revenue in 14 years from 2020 to …

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Government ready for further consultations on drone delivery system – Hadzide

Government says its doors are opened for further engagements and consultations with health stakeholders regarding the implementation of the drone health delivery system. Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, a Deputy Minister for Information, said this to journalists at the bi-weekly media encounter, in Accra, on Wednesday, in reaction to the concerns …

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Parliament approves controversial $12.5m Zipline contract

Parliament on Tuesday granted approval to the controversial $12.5 million Fly Zipline contract to use its drones-for-medical delivery. The deal ratification of the contract, which had suffered three earlier shot-downs, went through a majority vote of 102 against 58 minority. By the approval, the Government of Ghana will go ahead …

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Government will explore modern technology to fight corruption – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday expressed Government’s determination to explore the use of modern technological tools to combat the canker of corruption in the country. He said corruption was the greatest threat to human race and served as an obstacle that undermined government’s ability to fulfill its obligation …

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Project TREE to facilitate e-Billing and e-Payment of property rates

The Government’s vision to automate all state institutions was given a major boost with the distribution of 32 computers to 16 of the 33 selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies participating in the Tax Revenue for Economic Enhancement (TREE) project. The four-year project being carried out in the Central, Western …

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Accra Technical University to offer training in drone technology 

The Accra Technical University (ATU), will from January next year, commence training programmes in Drone Technology and 3-D Printing among other courses, Professor Edmund Ameko, the Acting Vice Chancellor, said on Saturday. He said the University had held discussions with A-Tech Group Korea Incorporation, a Korean company committed to building …

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Vodafone enhances customer care service for speech and hearing impaired

Vodafone Ghana has enhanced its specialised customer service initiative to respond to the needs of its customers who are speech and hearing impaired. The initiative is to allow customers who were challenged with speaking and hearing to easily and equally access the service of Vodafone’s customer care centre to have …

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Registration of vehicles on e-platform to begin in January

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) would, from January 2, 2019, commence the use of an electronic platform to register vehicles. This is to ensure that the time spent at the DVLA is reduced drastically to prevent overcrowding. A statement issued by the DVLA and copied to the Ghana …

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Poor Internet linkage obstructs parliamentary work

The Parliament of Ghana is to investigate the poor Internet linkage that is negatively affecting its work, for some time now, especially since it came back from recess five weeks ago. Internet connections are down or interrupted for long hours and evens days in the Chamber Block, denying both Members …

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