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Ghana government to sustain investment in higher technical education – Minister

Government has assured the people of more sustained investment in higher technical education, research and development to close the gap between leading tertiary institutions in Africa and beyond. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education who gave the assurance said, government considers technical education as the driving force of sustainable …

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Nearly 42,000 merchants offer GhQR Code in Accra and Kumasi 

More merchants are being set up to offer GhQR as Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) and its partners step up public awareness about the payment service. According to the latest figures, about 41,700 merchants offer GhQR with most of the merchants located in Accra and Kumasi. Of the …

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MTN Mobile Money users express disaffection over new directive on cash out transactions  

MTN Mobile Money (Momo) users in New Juaben North Municipality have expressed dissatisfaction over the telecommunication’s network decision to introduce a valid ID in its cash out transaction, saying it would increase fraudulent activities. The directive which would take effect from Friday, April 2, 2021 would require customers to present …

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Automate all domestic revenue mobilisation streams – Prof Quartey

Government must ensure the automation of all domestic revenue mobilisation streams to help achieve revenue targets, says Professor Peter Quartey, the Head of Economics Department, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana. He said ensuring efficiency in tax collation through digitisation and limiting human interface or …

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MTN MoMo customers to present ID cards for cash-out transactions

MTN MobileMoney (MoMo) Limited has announced that effective April 2,2021, all MoMo customers will be required to present valid ID cards for MoMo cash-out (withdrawal)transactions. A statement issued in Accra and copied to the GNA by Mr Samuel Koranteng, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN, said per the directive, customers …

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Telecom workers to embark on strike

Ghana’s telecommunications system faces an imminent shutdown as telecom workers threaten to go on a nationwide strike from Monday 15, 2021. The Telecom and IT Professionals Union (TIP), made up of telecom engineers and technicians who manage the key technical operations for the telecom operators, has served notice to the …

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MTN appoints four board members

MTN Ghana has appointed four new members onto its Board of Directors after two board members officially stepped down. A statement issued in Accra by Mrs Pala Asiedu Ofori, the Company Secretary, said Mr Kwasi Abeasi and Mr Modupe Kadri stepped down effective March 1, 2021. The four new Board …

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Vice-President engages AfCFTA boss on leveraging digital technology for Pan-African Payment System

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has held talks with Mr Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), at the Jubilee House, Accra. The meeting, among other things, deliberated on the unique opportunities the AfCFTA offers the African Continent to enhance her cohesion and development. Vice President Bawumia said, …

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GhIPSS, partners intensify education on Ghana’s QR Code for payment

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, and partner institutions have embarked on public education to create awareness and to drive patronage of Ghana’s Universal Quick Response code for payment. Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia launched the GhQR last year to add up to …

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MTN to be digital operator by 2023

MTN, Ghana’s largest telecommunication operator is focusing on enhancing the digital experience of customers to become a digital operator in the year 2021. In a statement copied to the Ghana News Agency and signed by Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Service Executive, MTN said its theme, “The Year of The Customer: The …

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