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Global e-commerce sales went up to estimated $29 trillion in 2017 – UNCTAD

The Internet, developments in mobile technology and apps have been facilitating online trade, also referred to as e-commerce. New data released last week by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says global e-commerce has grown in 2017 reaching an estimated $29 trillion. According to UNCTAD a similar …

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Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 set for April 25

A Ghanaian-based analytics start-up, Wave-2 Analytics Limited, will organise the maiden Ghana Data Science Summit 2019 from April 25 to April 27, 2019 at the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT. Dubbed: “IndabaX Ghana” the three-day event, aims to bring increased awareness and capacity building efforts in data science …

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NCA Trial: Court rejects some cautioned statements of Baffoe-Bonnie

A High Court in Accra has rejected the first three cautioned statements of Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie, former Board Chairman of the National Communication Authority (NCA) on the basis that they were taken without the presence of independent witnesses. It however admitted the last three statements of Baffoe- Bonnie on the grounds …

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Ghana banks make progress in conversion of cards to EMV standard

Banks that issue domestic cards have made some progress in converting them from magnetic stripes to Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV), the global standard for chip-based Debit and Credit Card transactions. The EMV technology has an enhanced security system and is therefore encouraged globally as the preferred bank card technology. The …

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Mobile operators in Ghana paid GH¢1.94b taxes in 2018

Mr Ken Ashigbey, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, has said network operators in 2018 paid a total of GH¢1.94 billion tax and a direct capital expenditure of over GH¢276 million to the state. He explained that the mobile industry contributed close to nine per cent …

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 Africa Finance Ministers conference discusses importance of digital economy to continent

African countries are noticing the importance of digitalization and the digital economy in driving growth and transformation on the continent and they are moving towards utilizing the advantages for development. As a result, digitalization and the digital economy is taking center stage at the ongoing 52nd Session of the Conference …

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President launches Paperless Courts project

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Wednesday launched the E-Justice project, a paperless court system aimed at computerising court processes for the efficient and effective delivery of justice in Ghana. The E-Justice platform, the culmination of efforts that have spanned many years, is part of the Government of Ghana’s e-transform programme …

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Vodafone Ghana launches 4G to provide faster data services

Vodafone Ghana, one of the nation’s leading telecommunication service providers, has launched its 4G service to provide faster data and more coverage for its over 9.5 million customers. Vodafone is also extending the 4.5G service on its sites to enhance technologies and digital services. Mrs Ursla Owusu Ekuful, the Minister …

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Nationwide implementation of Digital Property Address System begins

Government has started the implementation of the Digital Property Address System (DPAS) with about 12,750 Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) personnel posted nationwide to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to commence operations. The personnel would be engaged in data collection with the use of technological gadgets to identify and tag …

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