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Technology holds great potential for data production – Dr Bediako

Dr Grace Bediako, the Board Chair, Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), has said technology holds great potential for data production and utilisation in the country. She said services deployed by technology enhanced the possibility of generating data from them in real time. She said this at the inauguration of a 13-member …

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ECOWAS to scrap mobile roaming tariffs for its citizens next year

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will from January 2020 scrap international roaming charges for its citizens travelling within the sub-region, as part of efforts to promote regional integration and economic development. This implies that all ECOWAS citizens travelling within the sub-region from January 1, 2020 will not …

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ICH is actively in operation – NCA Boss

Joseph Anokye

The Director-General of National Communications Authority (NCA), Joe Anokye has said that the Interconnect Clearinghouse (ICH) for the telecom industry is now up and running. Speaking to journalists at the Ministry of Communications’ meet-the-press session, he noted that currently all mobile network operators have connected to the ICH, and the …

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Ghanaians ordered to re-register their SIM or lose them by end of June 2020

All mobile phone users are required to re-register their Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) numbers effective January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020, failure of which subscribers would lose their numbers completely. The move is to aid the National Communications Authority (NCA) to crackdown on the use of mobile phones for …

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Telecoms companies risk losing licences should they fail to comply with policy directive – Minister

Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has warned that Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) that failed to roll over unused data and voice bundles purchased by subscribers upon expiration would risk forfeiting their licences. The Minister entreated telecos that do not agree with the Ministry’s policy directive to go …

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Western Union moves money into AirtelTigo Money wallets for Ghanaians

Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, has collaborated with AirtelTigo Money (ATM) to enable Ghanaians receive international money transfers through Western Union directly into AirtelTigo Money mobile wallets. A statement issued in Accra by Mr Michael Sarpong Bruce, Head of Corporate Affairs, AirtelTigo said upon …

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EU donates drones to Environmental Protection Agency

The European Union through its Accountability, Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Programme (ARAP) has donated 11 drones and its accessories to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to aid in its work. The drones were presented to help the Graphic Information Systems Unit of the Agency beef up their Electronic Monitoring …

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Accurate and timely data will save lives in Ghana – Vodafone CEO

Mrs Patricia Obo-Nai, the Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana, has said big data deployment in the country would save the lives of many. A statement copied to Ghana News Agency from Vodafone said, the global concept of using data from mobile networks to make life-saving decisions has become very critical, …

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Many Ghanaians unaware of Communication Service Tax

The Communication Service Tax (CST) has taken effect but many in the public remain unaware of its implementation. The CST was hiked from six per cent to nine per cent in the mid-year review and supplementary budget presented to Parliament by Mr Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance. This, would …

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Mobile operators around the world to disclose climate impacts – GSMA

Climate change is a big issue. Currently, young people around the world are protesting, calling on world leaders to act fast to save the planet – leading the campaign is Swedish teenager, Greta Thunberg. A new research by the International Food Policy Research Institute, published in July 2019 found that, …

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