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MP calls for swift action on cyber crime

Mr Kobena Mensah Woyome, Member of Parliament (MP) for South Tongu has called for an immediate action to address the rising level of internet fraud using fake accounts created in the name of MPs and prominent citizens in the country. According to him the spate of internet fraud in Ghana …

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Christoph Fitih predicts Africa telecoms sector in 2020

As the new decade dawns, the telecommunications industry (specifically mobile), has finally woken up to the fact that its economics need to change, especially with the advent and expected widespread uptake of 5G. Much of this realisation has been driven by a need to move away from the consolidation of …

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Ghanaian AI framework gains acceptance into UNITU, WHO standardisation

A Ghanaian Artificial Intelligence (AI) entity that specialises in the development of AI solutions for healthcare has its work on ‘Precision Evaluation’ included in the United Nations work. The AI entity is added to the UN work on developing AI benchmarking standards for global health, technology bodies and AI developers. …

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Former NCA boss says he didn’t benefit from purchase of Pergasus hardware

A former Director-General of the National Communication Authority says he never benefitted personally from the purchase of the cyber security machine meant to secure the country’s cyber space. William Tetteh Tevie said when the Police conducted investigations into his personal accounts, no adverse report was found. According to Tevie he had …

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NIA says to start registration of citizens in central and western regions soon

The National Identification Authority (NIA) would commence the registration of citizens within Western and Western North regions as well as the Central Region. The exercise begins from January, 27and ends on 18 February, 2020. Professor Kenneth Agyeman Attafuah, the Executive Secretary of the Authority, told a press conference that in …

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NDC launches e-payment platform for resource mobilisation

The National Democratic congress (NDC) in its quest to recapture power has launched an Electronic payment platform to enable it to mobilise resources to support the party’s activities towards the 2020 general elections. The platforms will provide an opportunity to every patriotic Ghanaian to contribute any amount towards the 2020 …

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EC awards data centre contract to Persol Systems Limited

The Electoral Commission (EC) on Thursday announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of the new Production and Disaster Recovery Datacentre to Persol Systems Limited and began processes for construction. The telecommunication giant, MTN, has also secured the contract to provide network or internet connectivity services to …

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Vice President launches Electronic Cargo Tracking System

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has launched the Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) and Command Control Centre for the Bulk Road Vehicle (BRV) to curb smuggling of petroleum products in the petroleum downstream sector. The tracking system, an initiative of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), would serve as a monitoring …

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National ID data should not be compromised – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday called on all stakeholders in the ongoing National Identification exercise to ensure that the integrity, security and confidentiality of the data collected is not compromised. He said it was of utmost essence that information gathered from the exercise be made available only to …

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Shopnaw online market launched

Shopnaw, an online marketplace, was on Tuesday launched with a pledge to provide unparalleled customer service to buyers, sellers and delivery partners. The online shopping market will offer product categories ranging from groceries, restaurants, local markets, made in Ghana products, pharmacy, fashion to health and safety. Speaking at the launch, …

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