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Ghana government e-waste project said to be taking shape

The e-waste recycling project, introduced by government, is gradually taking shape and expected to ensure sustainable disposal and proper recycling of e-waste. The project, being implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), is still in its pilot phase. It is helping to promote an incentive system …

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Google announces new storage policies and will delete your data if breached

Google has announced a new storage policies for all of its Accounts using Gmail, Google Drive (including Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard files) and or Google Photos. In an email sent to its users last night, Google says the new policies bring it in line with industry …

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Britain to ban installation of Huawei 5G kit from September 2021

The British government said on Monday that it will ban providers from installing Huawei equipment in the country’s 5G network from September 2021. Oliver Dowden, the Secretary of State for the Department of Media, Culture and Sport, gave the new deadline ahead of the Telecommunications (Security) Bill coming before Parliament …

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Ghanaian cashew farmers leverage technology to receive better prices        

An increasing number of Ghanaian smallholder cashew farmers are getting better prices on their harvests, and reducing their operations expenses, thanks to the continued rollout of a smartphone app that gives them direct access to Olam Food Ingredients in Ghana. The app empowers farmers to get prices directly from the …

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Mobile industry tax contribution reaches GH¢3.2b in 2019

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunication on Tuesday said the mobile network operators and infrastructure companies contributed GH¢3.2 billion in taxes and other remittances to the government in 2019. The taxes include total taxes borne, total taxes collected and other payments and remittances. Value Added Tax (VAT) stood as one of …

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Thirteen public universities connected to free Internet service

Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday commissioned the Free Wi-Fi service for 13 public tertiary education institutions in the country, to enhance teaching, learning and research. The project, executed at a cost of over $11 million, was facilitated and implemented by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) leveraging on 650 …

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Is technology making us more productive?

The face of business seems to be changing all the time. Right now, the extensive use of tech is fuelling it like never before. Humans appear to have come a long way when you look back to the Industrial Revolution, where labourers attempted to try and reject machines because they …

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Ghana to benefit from ITU Digital Transformation Centres Initiative

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has made Ghana a beneficiary of the Digital Transformation Centres (DTCs) Initiative launched in partnership with International Software Company, Cisco. The Initiative seeks to create a global network of centres, whose main purpose is to develop digital skills mainly at the basic and intermediate levels …

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Government committed to affordable, reliable voice and data connectivity – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the government is committed to ensuring that every Ghanaian, irrespective of tribe, religion, location, or identity has access to affordable and reliable voice and data connectivity. He said to this end, the Ministry of Communications and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electrical Communication …

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Ghana-Card holders can now use it to access NHIS – Bawumia

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Monday announced that it is linking the Scheme’s Card to the National Identification Authority’s database to allow Ghana-Card holders to access affordable healthcare services. Additionally, Ghana-Card holders could use their cards to access health services at all National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) accredited …

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