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Ghana to set up cyber crime response team

Government is to set up an emergency Cyber Crime Response Team, to review existing legislature governing the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) activities and strengthen the country’s cyber security. The move forms part of government’s effort to deal with the growing incidence of reported cases of cyber crime, popularly known …

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Vodafone Ghana says trimming of staff is crucial for competition

Trimming Vodafone-Ghana staff strength is to be commensurate with available volume of work and required skills and this is a crucial part of the process of bringing it back into competition, Major Albert Don-Chebe (Rtd), Head of Corporate Communication of Vodafone, has said. Speaking to journalists on Thursday, he said …

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Vodafone Ghana explains expenses on expat employees

The management of Vodafone Ghana said the relatively huge expenses being made on 80 expatriates working with the company, was based on their respective contracts and in line with the value of their work in their individual home markets.   An answered questionnaire on a number of issues, particularly the …

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Four mobile phone companies in Ghana make $445.9m

Mobile telephony companies in Ghana seem to be in good business. As their subscriber base grows, so also is their revenue. Four of the five mobile phone companies operating in Ghana have together earned about $445,920,000 over six months, according to ghanabusinessnews.com calculations derived from a GNA report indicating the …

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Vodafone Ghana targets HR department for compulsory redundancy

Information reaching the GNA indicates that Vodafone had targeted its Human Resource Department as one of the sections that would suffer mass compulsory redundancy. Some staff of the HR department told the GNA, on the basis of anonymity, that last Friday August 7, 2009, all staff members of the departments …

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Communications Service Tax rakes in GH¢760m in March

The Communications Service Tax, known as ‘Talk Tax’ has raked in an amount of GH¢760 million as at March 2009. Madam Afeku, Deputy Ranking Member of Communications said this in Kumasi. The Communications Service Tax (CST) is a tax levied on charges for the use of communications service that are …

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Ghana telephony: For 40 Ghanaians with mobile phones, only one has a fixed line

As Ghana’s telephony industry grows, many more Ghanaians own mobile handsets than there are Ghanaians who own fixed telephone lines or landlines. A study by Companies and Markets, a research firm has found the ratio for mobile phone and fixed line owners in Ghana is 40:1. Ghana has a vibrant …

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MTN spends over GH¢2m on social responsibility, to invest $400m in infrastructure

MTN Ghana invested over GH¢2 million into corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects in 2008, Mr Brett Goschen, Chief Executive Officer of the company, told the GNA on Thursday. The amount was spent mainly on health and education related projects. He said for education, GH¢929,580 went into the MTN Foundation’s Education …

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Twitter down for second day

Twitter, Facebook and LiveJournal spent yesterday battling a DDOS attack that started around 6 am California time. Twitter and LiveJournal went down hard, Facebook stayed mostly online but was clearly under strain. CNET reports that a single individual’s accounts on the services may have been the primary target. Now, nearly …

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Telecom operators in Ghana co-locating on 150 cell sites

Four leading telecom operators in the country, MTN, Tigo, Zain and Vodafone, have started co-locating their antennae on more than 150 cell sites across country, Mr. Brett Goschen, Chief Executive of MTN Ghana, said on Thursday. “MTN leads industry movement on voluntary co-location agreements currently being executed for over 150 …

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