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Provide details of renegotiation of Power Compact II- PUWU to govt

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The Public Utility Workers Union (PUWU) has urged government to carry out its planned renegotiation of the Power Compact II with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and also provide details of the review. Under the Power Compact II, government is expected to allow Private Sector Participation in the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) for the country to benefit from a ...

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MTN committed to payment of interest on Mobile Money

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MTN Ghana has clarified that its decision to give customers an opportunity to opt out of interest payment on Mobile Money was as a result of feedback it got that in Islamic teachings, Muslims are not allowed to take interest. “The decision was arrived at after a number customers strongly expressed their displeasure with the automatic payment of interest by ...

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GhIPSS likely to provide interoperability for telcos

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Citi Business News has gathered that the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), has been given the green light to develop an interoperable platform for telecom operators in the country. The move also comes on the back of a botched contract involving Sibton Switch Systems which had been selected to carry out the mandate. Currently, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu ...

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Communication Ministry to review industry laws by year end

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The Ministry of Communication has served notice that it will by the end of the year revise the law governing the telecommunication industry. According to the Ministry, the growth in the industry has called for new regulation to resolve confusion among telcos. The industry this year has so far seen major growth with the merger of Tigo and Airtel. Speaking ...

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MaineOne urges businesses to take advantage of modern network solutions

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MainOne, Ghana’s leading communications solutions provider, has reiterated its commitment to enabling Ghana’s enterprises with premium connectivity, data center and value added services solutions. This position was emphasized at its Business Breakfast Session, focused on Empowering Enterprises and themed, “Driving Business Productivity through Communications Solutions”. At the event, MainOne urged businesses to continually seek improvement in business productivity and operational ...

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Kwaku Sakyi-Addo steps down as Telecoms Chamber CEO

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi Addo has stepped down after being in the position for the past six years. He will take up a new role as the Board Chairman of the industry regulator, the National Communications Authority (NCA). A statement issued by the Chamber on Sunday, April 09, 2017 said Mr. Sakyi ...

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Cable thieves to face severe punishment- Communications Minister warns

Ursula Owusu Ekuful - Communications Minister

The Minister of Communication, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has warned that individuals caught interfering with cables of telecommunication companies will be severely punished. The caution follows numerous reports by telcos on cable theft resulting in poor service delivery. MTN, for instance has in recent times complained about frequent fiber cuts by illegal miners. In an interview with Citi Business News, Mrs. ...

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Busy4G champions youth agenda

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The Afrimax Group, operators of BusyInternet in Ghana, has reiterated its focus to drive the education agenda across its African markets, in line with its strategy to empower the youth through its three-pronged approach, which consists of a graduate development program, a student brand ambassador program, and an online educational platform called JUMP. “A key pillar in our strategy is ...

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Amatsii app adjudged overall winner in MTN App Challenge

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MTN Ghana, the leading telecommunications service provider in Ghana, has held an awards ceremony to close MTN Apps Challenge version 4.O, with healthcare supplies procurement app Amatsii being adjudged the overall winner.   The two-in-one app, comprising the Amatsii Procurement and Amatsii Search, was designed to make procurement of drugs simpler, faster, more transparent and easily traceable. The Amatsii Procurement ...

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Property Addressing System to be completed this year- Bawumia

Participants at the forum including Dr. Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that government will address three main policy pillars which are financial inclusion, the national identification project as well as property addressing system by close of this year. According to him, the government’s economic team has set this year as the benchmark to achieve all three pillars to propel the country into economic ...

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