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#CitiBizFestival: All set for The Innovation Summit tomorrow

Citi Business Festival

One of the highlight events of the Citi Business Festival—The Innovation Summit comes off tomorrow at the Labadi Beach Hotel  at 6:30pm. The Innovation Summit is a conversation on how to create value for the business community through innovation. It will feature a panel of industry practices, discussing how to generate business successes through innovation. The theme for the 2017 ...

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Motorola, MTN launch Moto Z phone

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Lenovo, through its subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, has unveiled in Ghana its latest mobile device, the Moto Z, in partnership with MTN Ghana. Powerful and beautiful, the Moto Z is taking a stand against incremental innovation in the premium smartphone category. Moto Z is the world’s thinnest premium smartphone and is compatible with the all new Moto Mods – giving consumers ...

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GRA to sell off Vodafone assets within 14 days over tax default


The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has served notice that it will be compelled to sell off the assets of National Communications Backbone Company (NCBC) within the next fourteen days should the company fail to provide proof to benefit from capital gains tax reliefs. The NCBC, which is a subsidiary of Vodafone Ghana is reported to have defaulted in capital gains ...

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Digital for Inclusion program launched


A collaborative initiative between Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and Zeepay Ghana Limited, a Digital Financial Services Company, has launched the Digital for Inclusion (D4I) program. D4I was developed to improve the digital economy through interconnection. This partnership was developed with the goal ...

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Ex NCA Board Member denies involvement in ‘fraudulent’ deal


A former Board Member of the National Communications Authority (NCA), Dr. Nana Owusu-Ensaw, has denied any involvement in the payment of monies to his former colleagues, in the supposed fraudulent $6 million contract between the National Communications Authority (NCA), and Infraloks Development Limited. Some former officials on the NCA Board including the Chairman, Eugene Baffoe-Bonnie; the Chief Executive Officer, William ...

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Genevieve Basigha wins 2017 MTN Heroes of Change

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Genevieve Basigha has been named as the winner for the 2017 edition of MTN’s Heroes of Change. The speech and hearing impaired lady, beat off competition from nine other finalists to win the coveted award. Genevieve has established a special school at Obuasi to assist deaf and dumb children with education emerged winner of the third edition of the MTN ...

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Work with telcos to implement mobile interoperability- Govt told

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Government has been advised to work with telecom operators if the deadline for achieving the mobile interoperability will be met. Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia during the recent Policy Summit said government is working to ensure the country implement interoperability by November this year. Speaking to Citi Business News on the matter, Digital Financial Services Consultant, Kwame Oppong said although ...

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Q & A with CEO of Vodafone Ghana – Yolanda Zoleka Cuba

Yolanda Cuba - CEO of Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone Ghana named Yolanda Zoleka Cuba as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 1st May 2016. Yolanda joined Vodafone in 2014 and was the Strategy and New Business Director for Vodacom Group prior to her appointment. Also, she had worked as Executive Director, Strategy & Business Support at South African Breweries Limited (‘SAB’) and as Group CEO of the ...

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Telcos can pay salaries through Mobile Money–Vodafone CEO

CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba

Some players in the telecom industry have indicated their readiness to handle the payment system of workers in the country through the mobile money platforms. They point out that with the right IT infrastructure in place they will be able to effectively handle all payments to workers as is being done in Kenya. Speaking to Citi Business News on the ...

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Communication Ministry vows to fix call interruptions

George Andah, Deputy Communication Minister

The Communication Ministry has pledged to address issues of service interruptions from telcos to consumers. A Deputy Minister for Communications, George Andah told Citi Business News the ministry is engaging with the various telcos on how best to address the challenges they face. Telcos in the country have complained of unreliable power supply, as well as high taxes among other ...

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