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President Akufo-Addo congratulates All Nations University for Ghanasat-1 Satellite

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has congratulated All Nations University Space Laboratory team for putting Ghana into the Global Space community,describing their feat as ‘inspiring dedication, enthusiasm and insight for the project.’ A statement issued by Mr Issah Yahaya, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Communications on behalf of …

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Ghana government to establish Digital Transmission Network Company

The government will soon set up a Central Digital Transmission Network Company, in accordance with the national roadmap, as the National Multiplex Operator to manage the transmission aspect of the broadcasting value chain. Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, said the Company would ensure Service Level Agreement with …

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Minister dissatisfied with Keshe’s relationship with Ghana Atomic Energy Commission

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has expressed dissatisfaction with an Iranian Scientist Mehran Tavakoli Keshe relationship with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. According to the Minister, upon scrutinising the portfolio of the Iranian Scientist, he discovered that some of his activities, predictions and medicinal …

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Minister calls for review of foreign contracts, MoUs on e-waste

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has tasked the board and management of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission to review all Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with companies regarding the use of e-waste. He also charged them to ensure that all foreign contracts signed by the Commission …

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University of Energy inaugurates $1.2m ground station

The Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre (EORIC) of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has inaugurated a $1.2 million worth COSMIC-2 Satellite Ground Station (GS) on Tuesday at the Sunyani campus of the institution.  The GS, funded by the United States of America (USA) National Oceanic and …

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Ghana to join Digital Migration Platform in 2018 – Minister

Ghana would switch on to the Digital Migration platform in 2018 and not September, 2017 as promised. The Minister of Communication, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who announced this at a  two-day National Forum on Content and Digital Migration in Accra, said the government was planning to engage a consultant to review …

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Presidential Advisory Council on science and technology to be established – Prof Frimpong-Boateng

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, has said a Presidential Advisory Council on science and technology would soon be established. He said the Council would inform government on strategic priorities and policies to adopt to strengthen, sustain, attract and retain, leveraging science and technology and mainstreaming research …

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Some 54% of Ghanaians abroad say they couldn’t live without their phones – Ding

Some 54 per cent of Ghanaians living abroad say they couldn’t live without their phones, according to a survey of 114 of them by Ding, a mobile top-up network. In a press release on the survey on how Ghanaians use their phones copied to ghanabusinessnews.com Tuesday July 3, 2017, it …

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We cannot end poverty without science and technology – Prof Frimpong-Boateng

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has underscored the important role of science and technology in ending poverty in Ghana and Africa as a whole. He said it was regrettable science and technology contributed to less than one per cent of Ghana’s GDP, which …

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China, India will account for half of all new mobile subscriptions in the world by end 2020 – GSMA

A new study by the global mobile industry organization, GSMA says China and India will account for half of all the mobile subscribers to be recorded in the world by the end of 2020. According to the 2017 edition of ‘Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific’ report released last week,India will account for …

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