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NCA asked to ‘clear’ Adaklu radio stations to enhance local governance

Togbe Gbogbi Atsa V, Paramount Chief of Adaklu has appealed to the National Communication Authority to give approval to radio stations to operate in the Adaklu District to enhance local governance in the traditional area. He said the Adaklu District was perhaps the only district without a radio station and …

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Research Institute to train 1,000 girls in STEM education

The Space Science Systems Research Institute (SSSRI), an independent research institute, has announced plans to train 1000 girls at the basic and senior high schools nationwide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) estimated to cost about $200,000. The programme, with the slogan: “Get 1000 Girls in STEM Education” is …

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Huawei says it shipped, sold over 200 million smartphone shipments in 2018

Huawei has announced that its global smartphone shipments and sale for 2018 exceeded 200 million units. A statement issued by Integriti News Agency, in Accra, and copied to the Ghana News Agency, attributed the new and remarkable record to attributed to the enthusiastic support of consumers and partners around the …

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National Security Council didn’t approve purchase of cyber security equipment – Witness

A fifth prosecution witness in the National Communication Authority (NCA) trial has denied that the National Security Council approved the purchase of the cyber security equipment before it was bought. Mr Duncan Opare, deputy National Security Coordinator, told an Accra High Court that there was no record on the purchase …

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Vodafone partners Facebook to introduce Express Wi-Fi service to Ghanaians 

Vodafone Ghana has unveiled the “ExpressWifi by Facebook” Service to give the public especially underserved digital revolution areas, an opportunity to access fast internet connectivity at affordable rates. Express Wi-fi is a programme that enables retail entrepreneurs to offer fast and affordable Wi-fi services at hotspots spread across communities and …

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Ghana host international workshop on Dish Conversion for radio astronomy

The Ghana Space Science Technology Institute (GSSTI), of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), opened an international Dish Conversion workshop on the mobilisation of radio astronomy technology, for economic development. Professor Dickson Adomako, the Director of the Ghana Space Science Technology Institute, at the opening ceremony in Accra, said the …

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MTN settles $8b illegal repatriation case with Nigerian government for $53m

Nigerian authorities in August 2018 accused MTN of illegal repatriation of funds to its parent company, MTN Group of South Africa. The Central Bank of Nigeria ordered MTN to refund an amount of $8.134 billion that it illegally remitted to MTN Group based in Johannesburg, over a period of nine …

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GhIPSS to roll out e-commerce payment solution in 2019

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System Ltd (GhIPSS) will this year roll out a key project that would enable businesses, both small and big, including public institutions to receive payment online. e-Commerce business has picked up significantly in Ghana with its ripple effect on courier services. The biggest challenge, …

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MPEG LA enforces court verdicts against Huawei and ZTE for patent infringements

MPEG LA is enforcing a court decision against two technology companies Huawei and ZTE for infringing on patents. The court decision is being enforced pending an appeal. MPEG LA, provider of one-stop licenses for standards and other technology platforms, announced in November 2018, that patent holders in its AVC/H.264 Patent …

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