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Over 2,000 fibre cuts recorded in Ghana – Chamber

Data gathered by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications shows a record of 2,000 fibre cuts across the country, resulting in disruptions in communication services. Out of the figure, Ashanti Region alone recorded over 370 fibre cuts, which was about 25 per cent and estimated at about GHC6million loss to the …

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MTN and Ericsson launch Mobile Money Open API platform

MTN and Ericsson have launched Mobile Money Open Access Programming Interface (API) platform in Ghana to give entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop revenue-generating applications. The Open API platform will enable developers and programmers to get free access to MTN Mobile Money propriety software platform. A statement issued in Accra by …

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GIFEC assuages public feasr about radiations from telecom equipment

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has organised a forum in Lawra on electromagnetic fields exposure in an attempt to assuage public fear on emissions from masts, towers and mobile phones. Telecommunications equipment enhance lives of society by providing people access to satellites, televisions, radios and telephones among …

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Safe delivery app introduced to reduce maternal mortality

The country’s efforts to reduce maternal and infant mortality has received a boost with the introduction of a Safe Delivery App, which guides midwives on how to handle complications connected to pregnancy and childbirth. The App, developed in collaboration with Universities of Copenhagen and Southern Denmark, used simple, animated instruction …

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Ghana government urged to facilitate automation of revenue collection

Professor William Baah-Boateng, Head of Economics Department, University of Ghana, has called on government to fast-track the implementation of revenue collection automation to reduce leakages at local assembles and agencies. He said this would enable the local government to generate more funds internally to support their activities and ease the …

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MTN Ghana tackles mobile money fraud

MTN Ghana has beefed up security to protect mobile money users from fraudulent activities and ensure customers have enhanced experience as the telecommunication company continues to invest in infrastructure expansion and improved services. Some security measures being outlined by the company to protect its 14 million registered subscribers include re-introduction …

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Zipline appoints Bono to its board

The Zipline Technology, the world’s first medical drone delivery service, has announced the appointment of Mr Paul David Hewson, popularly known in the showbiz industry as “Bono”, to its board of directors. Mr Hewson, who is an activist, investor and musician, now represents the Rise Fund on the Board. Earlier …

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NIA registers nearly three million Ghanaians for Ghana Card

The National Identification Authority (NIA)  says it has registered 2,902,526 eligible Ghanaians for the Ghana Card in the Greater Accra, Volta and Oti regions since the registration started on June 4, last year. It said out of the figure, 2,590,526 cards had been printed and 1,718,021 cards had been issued …

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Leveraging on digital technology will drive the AfCFTA agenda – AU Commissioner

Ms Josefa Leonel Correla Sacko, a Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Economy at the African Union Commission, has encouraged African countries to leverage on digital technology to provide solutions to the challenges in the agricultural sector. She said if Africa truly wants to transform its agricultural sector and reduce Africa’s …

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KNUST, UNIST use drone technology to identify diseased crops

The College of Engineering (CoE), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is leading a novelty project to use drone technology to identify diseased crops for agricultural productivity. Professor Mark Adom-Asamoah, the Provost, said the project whose prototypes were in the infant stages of design, after successful execution would …

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