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Vodafone gets provisional 4G license for $30m

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has named Vodafone Ghana as winner of the one of the recently auctioned 2x5MHz frequency spectrum block in the 800MHz Band for mobile services. A statement from the NCA said this followed successful financial negotiations between Vodafone and the regulator. The auction process begun in …

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Ghana government says Agbogbloshie is a treasure for country

The government says the biggest electronic waste scrap yard at Agbogbloshie, Old Fadama in Accra, is a treasure that would be mined and transformed into a world-class biggest electronic waste recycling centre. Currently, Ghana together with its development partners including the Germany Government had identified challenges and was working on …

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Ghana to switch-over to Digital Terrestrial Television next year – Minister

Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has said the National Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Project switch-over would commence in the first quarter of next year. She said the Ministry had completed the provision of dedicated power to 37 DTT transmission sites in eight regions, namely Eastern, Central, Western, Volta, …

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Ghana on course to have Nuclear Power Plant

Professor Benjamin J. B. Nyarko, the Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), has said Ghana is s on course to owning a Nuclear Power Plant. “Currently we are about exiting the Phase One, which involves, primarily, the decision making level of the country to pursue a Nuclear Power …

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Communications Minister denies requesting information from Bank of Ghana

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications on Thursday denied ever requesting for information or data on balances and transactions of mobile money users from the Bank of Ghana. Mrs Owusu-Ekuful, was answering a question posed by a journalist regarding a letter purportedly written by one Anastasia Marfo, a Special …

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Government rolls out platform to monitor telecoms revenue – Minister

The Government, through the Ministry of Communication, has successfully implemented the Common Monitoring Platform (CMP) to monitor and verify revenues accrued to telecommunication firms. This brings into effect the provision in the Communications Service Tax Act, 2013 (Act 864). Mrs Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, addressing journalists at the Meet-the …

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Drones are relevant to critical healthcare – NHIA Director

Dr Theophilus Owusu-Ansah, Eastern Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has said avoidable deaths by pregnant women due to hermorrage were enough basis to justify the use of drones in delivering blood in emergencies. He said the argument that Ghana was not ready for drone’s delivery in …

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Innovative 5G services could add $565b to global GDP – GSMA study

A new study by the GSMA, the organization representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide, says unlocking spectrum for the mobile industry to deliver innovative 5G services across different industry sectors could add $565 billion to global GDP and $152 billion in tax revenue in 14 years from 2020 to …

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Government ready for further consultations on drone delivery system – Hadzide

Government says its doors are opened for further engagements and consultations with health stakeholders regarding the implementation of the drone health delivery system. Mr Pius Enam Hadzide, a Deputy Minister for Information, said this to journalists at the bi-weekly media encounter, in Accra, on Wednesday, in reaction to the concerns …

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Parliament approves controversial $12.5m Zipline contract

Parliament on Tuesday granted approval to the controversial $12.5 million Fly Zipline contract to use its drones-for-medical delivery. The deal ratification of the contract, which had suffered three earlier shot-downs, went through a majority vote of 102 against 58 minority. By the approval, the Government of Ghana will go ahead …

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