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Government would provide funding to address cyber security – President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday assured that government would provide the funding for the critical infrastructure needed to ensure Ghana’s cyber security, to protect the people, the economy and the country’s national security. Furthermore, as part of efforts to secure Ghana’s cyber space, government, he said, was to …

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Vodafone partners Kwese to introduce video on-demand

Vodafone Ghana has partnered multiplatform broadcaster, Kwese, to bring the video on-demand and live television (TV) content to the public through its video streaming service; Kwese Play. The partnership would make it possible for Ghanaians to connect a Kwese Play digital TV device to Vodafone’s high speed ‘fibre-to-the-home’ or ADSL …

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Create adequate awareness on cyber crime vulnerabilities – Expert

Dr. Herbert Gustav Yankson,  Director in charge of  Cyber Crime Unit at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters has noted that Ghana’s vulnerabilities and lack of awareness of risks in the internet space was worrying. He said it was contributory to increases in cyber fraud cases in the country and …

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Japanese Nano Technology Company to establish plant in Ghana

M-TEchX Inc, a Japanese Nano Technology Company, is to establish a plant in Ghana to produce Nano fibre for oil and gas and medical cleaning. The company would partner Waste Management companies to collect the plastic waste generated as a raw material for the production of the nano fibre. Nano …

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Second prosecution witness testifies in NCA trial

Dr Isaac Yaw Ane, a Deputy Director General in Charge of Management and Operations, National Communication Authority (NCA), on Tuesday narrated to an Accra High Court how the NCA approved four million dollars to purchase cyber-security monitoring equipment. Dr Ane, a second prosecution witness, led in evidence by Mrs Yvonne …

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Postal and courier services lose to technological advances – Minister

Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, on Tuesday said the postal and courier services sector has lost its viability and appears to be ending due to various technological advances. She said, globally, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) had considerably impacted on the postal and courier sector, though the …

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Government to hook 10,000 businesses onto Ghana Online Mall

Mr Ignatius Baffour-Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Monday launched the Ghana Online Mall to provide digital platform for small and medium-scale enterprises to market their goods and services to local and international markets. He said the Government would support 10,000 businesses with full directory, product images and …

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Mobile money agents demand insurance from telecoms companies

The Mobile Money Agents Association of Ghana (MMAAG) is asking their respective telecommunication companies on the mobile money platform to  insure them. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency on Friday, the executive members of MMAAG, said the mobile money business was a risky one and therefore the need for the formulation …

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Data breaches compromised 4.5 billion records in first half of 2018 – Gemalto

A global database of public data breaches, revealing 945 data breaches led to 4.5 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2018, says Gemalto, a digital security company. Compared to the same period in 2017, the number of lost, stolen or compromised records increased by a …

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MTN says it invested GH¢37m in 142 projects nationwide

Telecom giants, MTN, as part of its brightening lives agenda in Ghana, has invested GH¢37 million in 142 major projects nationwide in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The investment is estimated to have benefitted about four million people directly and indirectly. Mr Nii Adotey Mingle, the Northern …

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