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Mad rush for Ghana Card as deadline for SIM card registration nears

The Kadjebi District Office of the National Identification Authority (NIA) is recording heavy human traffic as people rush for the Ghana Card to enable them to register their SIM cards before the deadline for re-registration. Ghana News Agency’s (GNA) visit to the Office saw SIM card users, who are yet …

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More than 13,000 Ghana Cards remain uncollected in Ketu South

More than 13,000 printed Ghana Cards are waiting to be collected by applicants in the Ketu South office of the National Identification Authority (NIA), the Ghana News Agency has learnt. The number, which stood at 13,315 as at the end of June 2022, included those for applicants, who registered since …

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New social media trends in Ghana

The peculiarities of a nation are most evident in the attitudes of its people, their approach to life, work or interpersonal relationships, the passion with which they follow and participate in certain sporting or political events. Nowadays, in an era dominated by the more mature fruits of technology, the characteristics …

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Rainforest Alliance supports over 9000 farmers with an app to monitor trees

Rainforest Alliance, A Non-Governmental Organisation with support from Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have handed over an app to support farmers in the Western North Region to monitor trees planted within the Landscape Management Board (LMBs) to enhance afforestation. The application dubbed, “Hybrid Community-Based Monitoring System”(HCMS), would benefit …

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Ghana government to introduce consumer protection law in the ICT space

Government is planning to introduce laws and a policy to protect consumers, especially those in the Information, Communication and Technological space, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful Minister for Communication and Digitalisation, has said. She said plans were underway to enact consumer protection law in the country to ensure that consumers of technology …

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Ghana begins installation of e-visa system at missions abroad

A technical team of Orell Füssli Security (OFS) Printing Limited in Switzerland is in Ghana to install new e-visa equipment at the Ghana Immigration Service and designated Ghana Missions abroad. The installation of the new e-visa system is consistent with current best practice towards the enhancement of greater efficiency, data …

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Afrobarometer confirms majority of Ghanaians were against introduction of E-Levy

When the Akufo-Addo administration said it needed to raise more domestic revenue by widening the tax net, one of the best ways it thought of, was to introduce a tax known as the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-Levy). But most Ghanaians disapproved of it. However, the government, deep in debt and …

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Pegasus spyware maker NSO hires lobbyists to get it off US blacklist – Report

A new investigation published jointly by US-based ProPublica and Israel-based Shomrim has shown that beleaguered Israeli maker of the dangerous spyware, Pegasus, NSO Group has been making intense efforts hiring lobbyists working to get it off the US blacklist. The Pegasus spyware uses the principle of ‘zero click’ to infect …

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Activities of rogue websites, social media scammers great challenge to credibility of examinations – WAEC

The activities of rogue website operators and social media scammers whose primary aim is to make money at the expense of the credibility of examinations is one of the major challenges of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mrs Wendy E. Addy Lamptey, Head of National Office, WAEC, has said. She …

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