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Tigo’s ‘E-library on Wheels’ reaches 20,000 rural children

One year after its launch, Tigo E-Library on Wheels has benefited more than 20, 000 children in deprived communities across the country. Not only does the mobile digital van serves the needs of children, Information Communications Technology (ICT) teachers in communities have also been using it to give practical lessons …

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Tigo Cash customers to receive GH¢1m interest

Telecom brand of the year, Tigo Ghana, would pay more than GH¢1 million in quarterly interest earned by more than three million customers on its award-winning mobile money solution, Tigo Cash. The payment, which would be done in two tranches, is in line with the company’s commitment to broaden financial …

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Ghana Internet Governance Forum 2015 was a success – Akumiah

The Ghana Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has chalked success in creating awareness on internet governance issues and sustaining the discussions into the future. Mr Eric Akumiah, the Coordinator IGF-Ghana, said the Ghana National IGF fully supports and implements the established procedures and criteria of the global IGF to be an open, inclusive …

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Airtel Ghana to start paying interest on mobile money

Airtel Ghana says it will start paying interest to customers of its mobile money service, Airtel Money, following a directive issued by the Bank of Ghana in 2015. In a press release issued in Accra and copied to ghanabusinessnews.com, the telecoms provider said it is ready to start paying interest to …

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Value of mobile money in Ghana tops GH¢679.2m in June

Total mobile money float balance at end of June 2016 stood at GH¢679.2million compared to GH¢341.3 million in 2015, according to Bank of Ghana data. During the same period total number of registered mobile money agents increased to 108,531 compared with about 38,400 in June 2015. Speaking at the launch …

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Partnerships key in the era of mobile money – PwC Survey

Banks that would win in this era will be those that have partnerships with telcos and other technology companies and develop products and services around mobile and other new technology offerings. The findings of the PwC 2016 Ghana Banking Survey: ‘How to win in an era of mobile money’, has …

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Tigo explores options for 4G services in Ghana

Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasised the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services. “We were the first to launch 4G in 3 operations in Africa including Tanzania, Chad and …

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GIFEC supports Birth and Death registry

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), on Tuesday presented Information, Communication and Technology equipment to various institutions to help enhance their performance. The beneficiaries are the Birth and Death Registry in Accra, which received 100 desktop computers, 20 laptops, six scanners, 10 severs, 10 printers and 10 air-conditioners. …

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Technology for checking teacher absenteeism launched in Wa

SAVE-Ghana, a non-profit organisation has launched a web-based technology that would help check teacher absenteeism in 88 basic schools in the Upper West Region. The technology was launched under a 15- month project: “Improving learning outcomes through ICT and evidence based approach (IMPROVE) in the Upper West Region,” with funding from …

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Silicon Accra project launched

Silicon Accra, an innovation centre where young entrepreneurs would be trained to promote technology entrepreneurship has been launched in Accra. Silicon Accra is a 60- acre master planned innovation centre located at East Legon Hills, with a mission to create an ecosystem that would empower visionary entrepreneurs to work with governments, academia and …

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