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I’ll not block access to information – President

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President Akufo Addo has stated that his administration will run a very transparent government, where access to information will not be cumbersome. According to him, his government will make data from specific sectors available to the public. Even though government has expressed commitment to pass the right to information bill, it is yet to come to fruition. But addressing the ...

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MTN wins 10 awards at GITTA, CEO voted best in the industry

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Telecommunication company-MTN Ghana, has won ten awards at the 7th Ghana Information Technology and Telecommunication Awards (GITTA) organized in Accra. The company was adjudged winners in the categories of Customer Experience, CSR Company of the year, Mobile Money Service of the year, 4G/LTE Provider of the Year, and Cloud Service Provider of the Year as well as the Mobile Operator of ...

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Telcos must merge for 4G spectrum – Chaalabi

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Telecom Analyst, Fouad Chaalabi has backed calls for telecom operators to consolidate to acquire the second 4G license being offered by government. “I think this is the best way of doing it but it depends on the two. You know merger is like a marriage so you need to find your better match,” he said. MTN Ghana is the only ...

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National ID to solve ‘chaotic’ data system – MTN CEO

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Telecom operators have intensified calls for the implementation of a National Identification System. Its implementation is expected to create easier and simpler ways to manage data of all Ghanaians. The telecom operators argue that the challenge of not having a proper national ID system in Ghana makes it difficult to generate revenue internally. Commenting on the development, the Chief Executive ...

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Ghana partners Huawei for strategic ICT partnership

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Ghana and Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for strategic ICT cooperation between Huawei and Ministry of Communications of the Republic of Ghana. As a result, Huawei will serve as the strategic ICT partner of the Ghanaian government and leverage on the company’s rich global ICT experience to boost ICT development, transfer ICT knowledge and skills, and accelerate ...

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#CitiBizFestival: All set for The Innovation Summit tomorrow

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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

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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

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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

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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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