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MTN says to invest $143.7m  in network expansion in 2017

Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN),Ghana is to invest $143.7 million to expand, upgrade and maintain its state-of –the art network infrastructure to better serve its valued customers. Addressing editors in the Central Region on Wednesday in Elmina, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Service Executive of MTN, said the expansion was necessary to consolidate their …

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Data-driven decision making, critical to border trade management – GCNet

The increasing levels of e-commerce and cross border trade among countries highlights the crucial need for data-driven decision making in border management, Mrs Aba Lokko, Communications Manager of GCNet, has said. Mrs Lokko shared this thought on big data and border management after her participation in the 2017 World Customs …

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Experts working out clear policy on innovation ecosystem – Minister

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has started the process of developing an Innovation Ecosystem to power sustainable national development, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, the sector Minister, has said. Speaking at the Citi FM Innovation Summit, held in Accra as part of the Citi FM Business Festival, …

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TUC calls for due diligence in Airtel-TiGo merger

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has urged the government to ensure that there was due diligence on the Airtel – TiGo merger; so that the state does not lose.    Mr Eric Amoadu-Boateng, the Deputy Head, Organisation Department of the GTUC, said there was the need for government to …

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Police CID summons four companies for flouting data laws

Four companies in Accra have been summoned to the cyber crime unit of the Ghana Police Criminal Investigation Department at the headquarters for flouting the Data Protection Act. This was an exercise organised by the Data Commission and the cybercrime units of the Police CID to summon and arrest data …

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FDA introduces online reporting system

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Wednesday introduced an online reporting system called Safety Watch System (SWS) to enable health workers report on safety issues related to drugs, vaccines and other regulated products to the Authority. The SWS was also to complement the already existing system for reporting adverse events using …

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More banks and Fintechs now offer Instant Pay services

About 22 banks and four fintech companies as well as a savings and loans company are now offering the GhIPSS Instant Pay (GIP) service to the public. The GIP is an electronic payment system that enables bank customers to transfer funds from one account to another of a different bank …

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Commission to publish names of offending data controllers

The Data Protection Commission (DPC), would from Monday June 19, 2017, begin a monthly publication of the list of offending data collectors in the newspapers, with the objective of naming and shaming them.    The Commission would also follow the publication with the arrest of the offending data collectors and ensure …

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Five billion people in the world use mobile phones, 436 million in sub-Sahara Africa – GSMA

The number of mobile phone subscribers in the world has reached five billion, according to the research arm of the global mobile industry organization, GSMA. But sub-Sahara Africa is the least penetrated with 436 million unique subscribers, the organization says in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. The GSMA defines …

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Ghana reiterates commitment to achieve open data society

The government of Ghana has reiterated its commitment to achieving an information society; a goal which will be given added impetus with the country’s hosting of the second Africa Open Data Conference in July 2017. Ghana, one of the first countries in Africa to start an open data initiative in …

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