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100 rural telephone sites built to boost access to mobile services

One hundred (100) rural telephony sites have been constructed and activated to over 400 communities, which did not have access to mobile services. Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, who announced this said, added this were 85 repeater sites. The next phase of the project, which involved the deployment …

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MTN urges Ghana to move towards digital payment

MTN Ghana has expressed the need for the country to move towards digitizing all forms of payment to enable individuals, institutions and the economy reap the benefits associated with it. Madam Ruth Badoo, Operations Manager of MTN Ghana, who made the call, said digitized payments would go a long way …

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FinTech: Nigerians acquire loans using mobile app

With more than half of Nigerians obtaining credit from informal sources, especially from family and friends, Paylater mobile app is revolutionizing credit acquisition by issuing instant loans up to one million naira to customers without seeing or speaking to them. No collateral or paperwork is needed to obtain the loans …

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Ghanaians are shifting from cheques to more digital payments – Report

There is an increasing shift away from the use of cheques to electronic payments channels for various transactions, the half year summary performance of GhIPSS products has shown. The report showed that although cheques continue to have the single largest share, its dominance is on the decline while other electronic …

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GIP records massive growth in transactions in half year performance

The GhIPSS Instant Pay (GIP) has recorded a massive increase in patronage in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. The GIP is an electronic payment system that enables a customer to transfer money from one bank account to another of a different bank …

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HESAG educates Electronic and Electrical Equipment artisans on sustainable e-waste management

The absence of e-waste recycling centres in the country as well as systems for the collection, transportation, treatment, storage, recovery and disposal of obsolete electronic devices is hampering sustainable and environmentally sound e-waste management. Mr Alhasan Kassim, Deputy Central Regional Chairman of the Ghana Electronic Service Technicians Association (GESTA), made …

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Twitter appoints former Nigerian Finance Minister to its Board of Directors

Following the decision of one of its Board members to resign from the Board of Directors for personal reasons, Twitter Inc. yesterday announced the appointment of former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Dr. Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Robert Zoellick as new independent directors on board with immediate effect. Executive Chairman of …

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NCA commissions electronics equipment approval lab

The National Communications Authority(NCA) on Wednesday commissioned the NCA Type Approval Laboratory to ensure, that electronic equipment that comes into the country are of standard quality and would not pose any risk to consumers. Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communication, who commissioned the laboratory, said the lab, now made it …

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Take deliberate steps to address technological gap – Ursula Ekuful

Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, Minister for Communication, has called on stakeholders in the Telecommunication sector to deliberate and to provide technological inclusion for significant portion of Ghana’s population in terms of Information Communication Technology (ICT). She said women, persons with disability, and other vulnerable people should be helped to access …

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Vice President cuts sod for work to begin on Tema Motorway Roundabout

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has performed the ceremony for construction works to begin on the grade separation of the Tema Motorway Intersection as part of efforts to ease traffic congestion in the industrial city of Tema. The project is expected to be completed within 28 months and involves the …

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