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Africa generates $127m with use of digitisation services – Report

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report for 2018-2019 has revealed that Africa generates $127 million with the use of digitisation services for agriculture activities. The amount will increase to $2.3 billion in the next decade. Mr Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), the …

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Experts meet to discuss ways of ending fibre cuts

Experts from the Department of Urban Roads, Ghana Water Company (GWCL), National Communication Authority (NCA) and the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms are discussing ways of ending fiber cuts and theft, which causes problems for the telcos and utility companies. The meeting was organized by the National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT) …

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AirtelTigo partners Ministry of Communications to mentor young ‘Girls In ICT’

Sixty young ‘Girls In ICT’ from different schools in the Western Region were hosted by Management of AirtelTigo through a mentorship event. A statement issued in Accra by Michael Sarpong Brue, Head of Communication, AirtelTigo, said the visit formed part of activities outlined by the Ministry of Communications for the …

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Stakeholders engagement on e-waste collection centres begins

The Regional Policy Round Table for the European Union-Funded Project on E-waste Management in Ghana (E-MAGIN) has begun  the consolidation of ideas on collection centres and formalizing e-waste activities in the informal sector. The European Union funded project on (E-MAGIN) would engage with regional decision makers from Environmental Protection Agency …

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Committe inaugurated in Kumasi for digital property addressing implementation

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) has inaugurated a committee to oversee the successful implementation of the digital property addressing system, in Ghana’s second largest city. The system is a modern approach to allocating addresses within a defined space, with the aid of the latest geocoding technology, in a bid to …

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NIA registers 487,000 in Volta Region

About 487,000 people have been registered in the Volta Region by the National Identification Authority (NIA), in its mass registration exercise. Mr Francis Palmdeti, Head of Corporate Affairs of the NIA who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency, said the 487,000 was arrived at, using daily average estimates. Mr …

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Ghanaian entrepreneurs urged to take advantage of Impulse Acceleration Programme

Young Ghanaian entrepreneurs in agribusiness, venture capitalists, farmers and corporate executives have been called upon to take advantage of the Impulse Acceleration Programme to propel their businesses. It’s a 12-week acceleration programme dedicated to innovative start-ups in the fields of agritech, bioTech, mining and nano engineering and helps entrepreneurs to …

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GHS launches mobile application to strengthen disease surveillance

A new mobile application called ‘GEPP’ has been launched in Accra, for use by the public, to aid the early detection and prevention of infectious diseases. The app developed under the Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP), a collaborative initiative between the Korean Telecom (KT) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS), …

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GRA launches mobile app to authenticate tax stamps

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Tuesday launched a mobile application dubbed “Ghana Tax Stamp Authenticator” that helps consumers to detect the genuineness of products sold in retail shops. The application allows the consumers to scan and validate the excise tax stamps affixed on excisable products such as alcoholic and …

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Data shows 2.4 billion people interact with Facebook at least once a month

Approximately 2.41 billion people interact with the social media giant, Facebook, at least once a month, according to its latest data copied to the Ghana News Agency. The growth in Facebook’s monthly active users has been spectacular since the site was launched in the mid-2000s, now nearly engaging a third …

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