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Minister appeals to pharmacists to help Ghana achieve MDGs

The Ministry of Health is re-focusing its policies to guarantee affordable and cost effective primary health care to the citizenry. The Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Rojo Mettle-Nunoo who made this known on Friday said it was necessary to take drastic measures to achieve rapid results on the policies to …

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Ghana won't admit new telecoms operators

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has stated that it will not admit new telecommunications companies henceforth. Bernard Forson, Director General of NCA, who made this known in Parliament during a scrutiny of the NCA’s audited report for 2005, by the Public Accounts Committee last week, said Ghana’s spectrum for additional …

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MTN Ghana increases subscribers to 8 million

MTN Ghana has increased its subscriber base by 24% to eight million for the year ended December 31, 2009. In a press release issued March 11, 2010 and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, MTN said the growth was made possible the improvements in its network quality and capacity, enhanced value propositions, the …

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Google offers free Gmail SMS in Ghana

Gmail, the free web-based email service provided by the world’s leading Internet search engine Google has added a free SMS feature to the service for users in Ghana. The service was activated Thursday March 11, 2010. The service according to Google offers the feature on MTN, Zain, Tigo and Kasapa. …

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Ghana is most preferred PBO investment destination in sub-Sahara Africa

Ghana has been identified as the most preferred destination in Sub-Saharan Africa for investments in Business Processing Outsourcing. Ghana leaped from its 27th position on the Kearney Global Services Location Index that ranks countries’ ability to handle business processes in 2007 to become the first preferred destination in Sub-saharan Africa …

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Zain Ghana running at a loss

Zain Ghana, part of the global mobile telephony providers owned by Kuwaiti mobile giant, Zain Group is said to be running at a loss. Following talks between India’s Bharti to buy Zain Group’s Africa assets, Bharti lost $3.6 billion in market capitalization, a report on the website Livemint has said. …

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Mobile phones to be used to curb maternal mortality

Grameen Foundation, an NGO in healthcare services, is pioneering a concept of using mobile phones to monitor the condition of pregnant women and babies. Ms Kirsten Gagnaire, Project Manager in an address at the fourth anniversary celebration of the Volta Foundation in Ho last Friday said, health workers manning Community …

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MTN introduces electronic self service

Ghana’s number one telecommunications service provider, MTN, on Monday introduced a new Electronic Self service platform dubbed “E-self Care” onto the Ghanaian telecommunications market. This forms part of new, exciting and innovative telecommunication products and services it plans to roll out for the convenience of subscribers. The company said in …

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Court adjourns Vodafone, GT sale case to March 9

The Supreme Court, on Monday adjourned to March 9, the sale of Ghana Telecom (GT) to Vodafone International Holdings BV case. This was after the nine-member panel had found that the High Court which referred the matter to it had not complied with the rules of the court. The Court …

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HP intensifies fight against fake products in Ghana, Nigeria

Users of HP products in Ghana are at a higher risk of using fake products, especially printer cartridges as a result of growing counterfeiting. Most HP print cartridges on the market in Ghana these days are of inferior quality and do not provide satisfaction to users. And Hewlett Packard (HP) …

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