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Home sharing project wins Ho Node Hub startup investment pitch contest  

Ohana Homes, a bed-sharing initiative has won the Ho Node Hub’s startup investment pitching contest. The project is expected to boost community-based tourism by providing a platform that would aid stakeholders to develop the home-sharing landscape in visitor hotspots in the Volta Region and was selected best among four presented …

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The mobile betting revolution in Ghana

Mobile betting is taking over the Ghanaian sports betting scene, with over 80% of bettors wagering on their mobile devices. Gone are the days when online sports betting was majorly done in betting houses across Accra, Kumasi and other big cities. Such centers still exist, but they are not as …

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Isn’t it time for Ghana to introduce programming at basic education?

Despite the country’s progress in improving its technological advancements, there are still challenges that prevent thousands of students from fully getting access to facilities needed to learn Information and Communication Technology (ICT). As introduced in our primary education, ICT has served as the first ladder to making students and citizens …

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Government will partner telecom sector players to leapfrog digitalization of economy – President

Government will partner private sector players in the telecommunications sector to deploy technology that will progress the digitalization and transformation of the economy, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said Wednesday. Speaking at the launch of MTN Ghana’s 25th Anniversary Celebration, in Accra, he said the government was employing digital technology …

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MTN says it will commit $25m to develop Ghana’s digital ecosystem

Mobile telecommunication giant, MTN Wednesday said it will in the next three years invest $25 million to enhance the development of the country’s digital ecosystem. It will also commit $150 million towards improving the network and IT systems, to connect the remaining 15 per cent of Ghanaians across the country …

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Customers’ confidence in real-time payments rising – GhIPSS

Public preference for payments that are real-time is fast rising, the first quarter industry performance released by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), has shown. The figures show very high growth in both volume and value of transactions. Real-time payments are electronic payments or transfers made across banks, …

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MTN Ghana says it’s targeting 25% localisation by year end

MTN Ghana plans to increase local ownership in the company to 25 percent by the close of this year. Currrently, the company has local participation of 16.9 percent. Mr Selorm Adadevoh, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, announced this at the virtual Annual General Meeting of the company on …

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MTN Ghana says it recorded GH¢1.4b profit

MTN Ghana recorded a profit after tax of GH¢1.4 billion in 2020, representing 38.4 percent increase year-on-year, Mr Selorm Adadevoh, Chief Executive Officer, MTN Ghana, says. It declared a dividend of 8 pesewas per share. Mr Adadevoh said the performance was a reflective of the company’s diversified business model,  consistent growth …

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Improved Internet connectivity needed in electronic Case Tracker Implementation – AG

Mr Godfred Yeboah Dame, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, has appealed to implementing partners in the USAID-funded Justice Sector Support Activity Project (JSSP) to improve Internet connectivity. He said the electronic Case Tracking System (CTS), a project under the JSSA, could only be efficient when it was easily accessed …

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Susu operations go digital in Ghana

The operations of Susu collectors in Ghana are increasingly becoming digitised following a partnership between the Ghana Co-operative Susu Collectors Association (GCSCA) and Savings at the Frontier. Operators of the financial scheme say with proper data build up and management, they can now easily access the information of clients for …

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