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More banks and Fintechs now offer Instant Pay services

About 22 banks and four fintech companies as well as a savings and loans company are now offering the GhIPSS Instant Pay (GIP) service to the public. The GIP is an electronic payment system that enables bank customers to transfer funds from one account to another of a different bank …

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Commission to publish names of offending data controllers

The Data Protection Commission (DPC), would from Monday June 19, 2017, begin a monthly publication of the list of offending data collectors in the newspapers, with the objective of naming and shaming them.    The Commission would also follow the publication with the arrest of the offending data collectors and ensure …

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Five billion people in the world use mobile phones, 436 million in sub-Sahara Africa – GSMA

The number of mobile phone subscribers in the world has reached five billion, according to the research arm of the global mobile industry organization, GSMA. But sub-Sahara Africa is the least penetrated with 436 million unique subscribers, the organization says in a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com. The GSMA defines …

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Ghana reiterates commitment to achieve open data society

The government of Ghana has reiterated its commitment to achieving an information society; a goal which will be given added impetus with the country’s hosting of the second Africa Open Data Conference in July 2017. Ghana, one of the first countries in Africa to start an open data initiative in …

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Two men jailed over fake Facebook account

A businessman who conspired with a driver to create a Facebook and e-mail accounts in the name of Dr Stephen K. Opuni, former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board to collect monies from people under the pretext of securing jobs have been sentenced to eight years imprisonment. The …

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Esoko says it’s not thwarting Planting for Food and Jobs Project

Esoko, a Ghanaian private company, says it is not thwarting government’s Planting for Food and Jobs project under a contract to register farmers. It explained: “The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) contracted Esoko to take on the data collection activities of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme in …

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E-judgement Library for judges inaugurated

An E-judgement Library for judges was on Monday inaugurated in Accra to provide judges with easy access to judgement delivered in all the jurisdictions and various specialised courts in the country.  The library would also provide judges with the available data-base to obtain particularised search results while being able to highlight and …

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MTN gives Ghana Police training in mobile money fraud

Forty selected officers of the police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the Ashanti Region have undergone training to efficiently handle mobile money fraud cases.         This was jointly organized by the e-crime bureau and mobile telecommunication network (MTN), a leading telecommunication company in Ghana. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Ken Yeboah, …

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Huawei P10 unveiled in Ghana

Huawei the leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solution provider has unveiled its latest smartphone “Huawei P10” on the Ghanaian market. The Huawei P10 smartphone comes with its remarkable features which overshadowed all the smartphones emerging in the Ghanaian market. The unveiling was performed in Accra by Huawei Device …

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GhIPSS tasked to interoperate mobile money companies

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, has been tasked by government to interoperate all mobile money companies by November this year. When done, mobile money users could send and receive money across networks. “So we will fully interoperate the …

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