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Ghana to generate power from solar, windmills

Ghana has advanced plans to respond to the challenges of climate change and meet the country’s growing energy needs. The country will establish a solar park in the northern region of Ghana to generate energy, Minister of Environment, Science and Technology has told ghanabusinessnews.com on the telephone. Windmills will also …

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More in Africa use mobile phones than on any other continent

Many more people in Africa use mobile phones than in any part of the world, a new report by the International Telecommunications Union has said. By the end of 2008, Africa had 246 million mobile subscriptions and mobile penetration has risen from just five percent in 2003 to well over …

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Bright Simons wins Ghana one more ICT innovation award with mPedigree

The innovative ICT software, mPedigree developed by Bright Simons, the young Ghanaian innovator to check the influx of fake drugs has captivated the entire world winning him a number of awards. Earlier this year,  mPedigree won the 1st place position in the Emerging Markets category of the Nokia Innovators contest. …

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Ghana broadband Internet providers call for tax exemption

Internet service providers in Ghana have called on Government to reduce or completely eliminate taxes incurred by broadband suppliers to make the service available and affordable to all no matter where they live.      They have argued that by reducing the cost element of the service facility, the country will …

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Is mobile phone penetration in Ghana 47% or 55%?

An official of Millicom International Cellular, operators of Tigo, has put the current wireless penetration in Ghana at 47 per cent. This is contrary to the 55 per cent wireless penetration the National Communication Authority, government officials and some telecom operators have been quoting. Based on the 55 per cent …

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MTN subscribers debate text for promotion on Facebook

Some subscribers of Ghana’s largest mobile phone service provider, MTN are unhappy with the fact that the company is charging its customers for entry into it’s latest promotion “Text and Go 2010”. And these customers chose Facebook to express their displeasure. On Saturday, August 28, 2009, MTN sent a text …

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Mobile phone companies make big money in Ghana

Ghana News Agency recently reported that mobile phone users in Ghana paid service providers an average of five dollars a month for calls each subscriber made and received. The First Quarter Report of 2009 lodged with National Communication Authority (NCA) indicated that MTN made an average of $8.00 per month …

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Leda Systems organizes ICT Career Fair

Leda Systems Ltd., an ICT, firm is organizing an ICT Career Fair in Accra, under the theme; “ICT in Socio-economic Development & the way Forward.” The event at the British Council Hall Tuesday September 1, 2009 at 9:00am is designed to present the diverse career and business opportunities in ICT …

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Tigo invests more than half a billion dollars into Ghanaian economy

The Board Chairman of Milicom Ghana Ltd., operators of Tigo, says the company has invested half a billion dollars into the Ghanaian economy, and spent $680,000 on training and development. Mr. Tismark Inja said these when the company inaugurated its refurbished offices in Accra last week. He added that Tigo …

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Ghana’s NCA asked to sanction erring telecom companies

Vice President John Dramani Mahama, on Wednesday charged the National Communications Authority (NCA), to apply sanctions against telecom operators that fail to honour their licence requirements to provide quality service to the public. “Indeed failure of compliance by operators to the primary qualities of service indicators must be met with …

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