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Government urged to create environment to grow indigenous engineering firms

Mr Ebenezer McHammah, the Chief Executive Officer of McHammah Engineering Company Limited, has said government should create the enabling environment for indigenous engineering firms to grow. He said engineers and technologists were capable of transforming the economy, hence, the need for government to support the Ghanaian ingenuity. Mr McHammah said …

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Ghana loses $105m in 2018 through cyber crime – CID

Ghana lost $105 million in 2018 through cyber-crime such as mobile money fraud, various forms of intrusion and sextortion, Dr Gustav Yankson, Director of the Cyber-crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department,(CID) Ghana Police Service, announced on Thursday. He added that the nation lost $69 million in 2017 and $35 …

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Public private partnership crucial to combat cyber crime in Ghana – ICCS

The Institute of Compliance and Cyber Studies (ICCS), a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, bankers, economists, lawyers and professionals interested in combating cyber-crime and financial related crimes, has expressed concerns about the increased spate of cyber-crime in Ghana. It has, called for public private partnership to increase public awareness on cyber …

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Government urged to focus on building innovative unique ecosystems to achieve tech objective

Ghana’s goal to hinge its development through technology and innovation will be achieved if the government, academia and the private sector focus on building innovative unique ecosystems. With the establishment of these unique ecosystems such as cybertech Ghana, Healtech Ghana, Agritech Ghana, Sportstech Ghana, Artificial Intelligent and Finetech Ghana, they …

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Ghanaian start-up Mancala Plus among winners of 2019 DLA accelerator programme  

A Ghanaian start-up Mancala Plus is among 10 winners of the 2019 Digital Lab Africa (DLA) accelerator programme. This year’s edition of the programme received 500 applications from over 30 countries, a press release copied to ghanabusinessnews.com has said. Mancal Plus won in the video game category. DLA is a …

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Ghana government to save $100m annually through e-Procurement System – World Bank

Mr Henry Kerali, the Country Director of the World Bank, says, Ghana will save more than $100 million, an equivalent of two per cent of the country’s gross domestic product annually, for implementing the e-Procurement System. He said the e-Procurement System was a landmark project that would improve fairness, transparency …

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Ghana government asked to tackle Agbogbloshie, as toxins from e-waste contaminate food  

The Ghana government has been asked to take immediate steps to stop the toxic pollutants from the dismantling and burning of electrical wires and e-waste for copper recovery at Agbogbloshie as it is endangering the health of the population. Mr Muntaka Chasant, a Social Entrepreneur, said a recent finding by …

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Prof Afoakwa urges government to speed-up passage of GTUC Bill

Professor Emmanuel Ohene Afoakwa, President, Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) on Saturday appealed to the Government to help speed-up passage of the GTUC Bill. He said the passage of the GTUC Bill would enable the University College to become a full-fledge public university and have the autonomy to issue its …

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GCNET deploys application to improve revenue mobilisation

The Ghana Community Network (GCNET) has deployed an enhanced Ghana Customs Management System (GCMS) to expand revenue mobilisation. Mrs Aba Lokko, the Head of Communications, GCNET, said it was an improvement on the previous GCMS and came with new features to enhance user experience and performance. She said this at …

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GhIPSS to intensify education on electronic payment channels

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS) is to step up public education on quicker electronic payment channels to deepen awareness, especially among the unbanked. Mr Archie Hesse, the Chief Executive of GhIPSS, said increased awareness on the quicker formed of payment would encourage the unbanked to open accounts …

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