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Free Wi-fi for second-cycle institutions begins in October – Minister

Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the Minister of Communications, has disclosed that the government would begin the roll out of the free Wi-fi for Senior High Schools (SHSs) in October, this year. She said despite the shutdown of schools due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it was important that …

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Conduct rigorous background checks on staff to curb cyber-attacks on banks – CEO of UBA

The Regional Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa (UBA) (Group) Limited has called for the conduct of rigorous background checks on workers in sensitive roles and other staff as part of measures to curb cyber-attacks on banks and financial institutions. “Investigate staff living above their means and most …

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MTN Ghana goes to Supreme Court for review  

MTN Ghana has applied to the Supreme Court to seek a review of an Accra High Court’s recent decision to dismiss its challenge against the National Communications Authority over a Significant Market Power (SMP)declaration. In a statement signed by Mr Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, and copied …

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We respect court ruling but concerns remain – MTN

MTN Ghana says it respects the decision of the High Court on its (MTN) attempt to prevent the National Communications Authority (NCA) from implementing corrective regulations following the declaration of MTN as a Significant Market Power (SMP). It, however, said “regretfully, our concerns remain unresolved,” in a statement copied to …

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GhIPSS introduces Near Real Time Payment platform for bulk payments  

The Ghana Interbank Payments and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, has introduced a Near Real Time (NRT) Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Credit platform that allows Corporate Institutions to make bulk payments much faster. The service, being rendered in collaboration with the banks, is designed …

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Government unveils Business Regulatory Reforms Portal to improve dialogue

Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Thursday unveiled the Ghana Business Regulatory Reforms Portal to provide information on business related laws and regulations for prompt decision-making. The Portal is an electronic registry with about 5,000 business laws and regulations uploaded onto it, which can be accessed …

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Micro Small and Medium enterprises trained on e-waste

Electronic Waste Management in Ghana (E MAGIN), a project being implemented by the University of Cape Coast has organized a two-day training programme for selected Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) The training workshop is part of planned programmes to help these Enterprises formalise their activities as part of efforts …

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Police arrest eight persons in Ghana for burning e-waste

A team of officers from the Accra Regional Police Command and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has arrested eight scrap dealers for allegedly engaging in open burning of electronic waste at Agbobloshie, in Accra. Chief Superintendent of Police, Samuel Kwesi Ofori, the Accra Regional Police Operations Commander told the media …

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