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Ghana losing between $30 to $60m yearly through cyber fraud

Ghana is losing a whopping amount of between $30 to $60 million through internet and other forms of cyber fraud, particularly as a result of hacking into bank and cash transfers. What makes the situation even more alarming is that there is lower level of knowledge by actors in the …

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Airtel and Tigo launch merged brand

Two of Ghana’s telecoms companies Airtel and Tigo have launched a joint brand following their merger, according to a press release issued November 14 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. According to the release, the joint brand is expected to advance their “commitment to providing the best mobile and fixed telephony service …

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Ghana Broadband Chamber initiates moves to revamp policy

The Broadband Communications Chamber (BBBC) has launched the upcoming maiden Broadband Ghana Forum, as a first step towards helping to revamp the outdated National Broadband Policy and Implementation Strategy. The forum, set for November 30, 2017, will assemble industry players, policy makers and experts from their entire communications ecosystem to discuss …

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Vodafone amends writ against Ghana Revenue Authority

In a dramatic turn of events, even before the court begins hearing on the substantive case Vodafone Ghana has brought against the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) in the transfer pricing tax assessment dispute, Vodafone has amended the original writ before the court. Vodafone Ghana in September filed a motion at …

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Financial inclusion in Africa still below average – MasterCard  

Madam Ann Miles, the Director of MasterCard Foundation on Financial Inclusion, Wednesday said the level of financial inclusion in countries in sub-Saharan Africa is significantly low compared to other countries around the world. She said the general level of financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan African was 34 per cent during the …

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NIA engages GES over Ghanacard

Professor Kenneth Attafuah, the Acting Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), has urged stakeholders and the general public to support the Authority as it produces a national identification card called the “Ghanacard”. Briefing the management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in Accra recently, Prof Attafuah said the …

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Vodafone and Statistical Service launch initiative

Vodafone Ghana has partnered the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) to launch a not-for-profit “Big Data for Good” initiative aimed at using mobile-derived customer insights to make better predictions for sustainable development. The concept will use data from mobile networks to make life-saving decisions, especially in a world which continues to …

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Bawumia replies Mahama for describing Ghana Post GPS as 419 scam

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has responded to the former President John Mahama’s criticism of the National Digital Property Addressing System (NDPAS), describing it as a “419 Scam” by the government. The Vice President who gave the response on Monday during an agricultural consultative Forum at Peduase in the Eastern Region described …

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Ghana, Rwanda to co-operate in speeding up ICT reforms

Ghana and Rwanda would soon constitute a joint team to facilitate the process of using Information Communication Technology (ICT) to speed up the ongoing public sector reforms in Ghana. The two countries would tap into each others’ experiences in terms of the usage of ICT to enhance public service delivery. …

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Government committed to formalise the economy through digitalisation

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, Friday said, the Ghana Post Global Positioning System (GPS) application rolled out by Government, forms part of the process of integrating the national digital ecosystem to formalise the economy. She said the digital addressing system was to ensure effective and smooth delivery of …

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