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Ghana government urged to facilitate automation of revenue collection

Professor William Baah-Boateng, Head of Economics Department, University of Ghana, has called on government to fast-track the implementation of revenue collection automation to reduce leakages at local assembles and agencies. He said this would enable the local government to generate more funds internally to support their activities and ease the …

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MTN Ghana tackles mobile money fraud

MTN Ghana has beefed up security to protect mobile money users from fraudulent activities and ensure customers have enhanced experience as the telecommunication company continues to invest in infrastructure expansion and improved services. Some security measures being outlined by the company to protect its 14 million registered subscribers include re-introduction …

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Zipline appoints Bono to its board

The Zipline Technology, the world’s first medical drone delivery service, has announced the appointment of Mr Paul David Hewson, popularly known in the showbiz industry as “Bono”, to its board of directors. Mr Hewson, who is an activist, investor and musician, now represents the Rise Fund on the Board. Earlier …

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NIA registers nearly three million Ghanaians for Ghana Card

The National Identification Authority (NIA)  says it has registered 2,902,526 eligible Ghanaians for the Ghana Card in the Greater Accra, Volta and Oti regions since the registration started on June 4, last year. It said out of the figure, 2,590,526 cards had been printed and 1,718,021 cards had been issued …

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Leveraging on digital technology will drive the AfCFTA agenda – AU Commissioner

Ms Josefa Leonel Correla Sacko, a Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy at the African Union Commission, has encouraged African countries to leverage on digital technology to provide solutions to the challenges in the agricultural sector. She said if Africa truly wants to transform its agricultural sector and reduce Africa’s …

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KNUST, UNIST use drone technology to identify diseased crops

The College of Engineering (CoE), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is leading a novelty project to use drone technology to identify diseased crops for agricultural productivity. Professor Mark Adom-Asamoah, the Provost, said the project whose prototypes were in the infant stages of design, after successful execution would …

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Increasing adoption of electronic platforms is credit positive for Ghana banks – Moody’s

In recent times Ghana has been pursuing digitization of its economy, with growing adoption of electronic platforms by the financial sector. The mobile money sector has grown rapidly, and so is Internet banking, leading to broadening financial inclusion. The rating agency, Moody’s says the move by Ghana is credit positive …

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Africa generates $127m with use of digitisation services – Report

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report for 2018-2019 has revealed that Africa generates $127 million with the use of digitisation services for agriculture activities. The amount will increase to $2.3 billion in the next decade. Mr Michael Hailu, Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), the …

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Experts meet to discuss ways of ending fibre cuts

Experts from the Department of Urban Roads, Ghana Water Company (GWCL), National Communication Authority (NCA) and the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms are discussing ways of ending fiber cuts and theft, which causes problems for the telcos and utility companies. The meeting was organized by the National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT) …

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AirtelTigo partners Ministry of Communications to mentor young ‘Girls In ICT’

Sixty young ‘Girls In ICT’ from different schools in the Western Region were hosted by Management of AirtelTigo through a mentorship event. A statement issued in Accra by Michael Sarpong Brue, Head of Communication, AirtelTigo, said the visit formed part of activities outlined by the Ministry of Communications for the …

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