TECHNOLOGY

Vodafone takes huge lead in Mobile Money Interoperability usage

Within a week after the launch of Mobile Money Interoperability, the platform recorded over 22,919 successful transfers, and more than half of that, 13,504 was on the Vodafone Cash platform. The total for the first six days stood at a little over GHC1.8 million and Vodafone alone recorded GHC1.17 million representing some 65% of the total. The daily interoperability transactions ...

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ICT Key To Transforming Ghana’s Economy – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the Nana Akufo-Addo government’s determination to transform Ghana’s economy through the use of Information Communication Technology in all spheres of national life. Government is thus keen to provide opportunities for Ghanaians, especially students, to acquire cutting edge knowledge in ICT to drive the digitisation agenda and improve the life of the ordinary citizen. ...

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GIFEC Rolls Out “Coding For Kids” Project

The Chief Executive Officer for the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communication (GIFEC), Mr. Abraham Kofi Asante, has emphasized the need for coding and programming in the life of children to make them grow into better adults. Speaking at the launch of the “Coding For Kids” programme at Asankragua on Wednesday, Mr. Asante said that coding can help the child to ...

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Nobody will be allowed to contest Akufo-Addo internally – NPP

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said it will be a waste of time for anyone to contest President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo internally. The party’s Director of Elections, Evans Nimako, told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, the current president will be the party’s 2020 presidential candidate and there would no room for anyone to contest ...

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PaySwitch is here to stay – Veep Dr. Bawumia

  The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia graced the launch of PaySwitch Company Limited. In HE. Dr. Bawumia’s key note address, he lauded the Ghanaian own Fintech Company, PaySwitch, for their initiatives and effort to also contribute to the objectives of government to enhance the ease of doing business in the country using technology.   ...

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Mobile Money Transactions Hit Ghc52.35 Billion – BoG

Mobile money transactions have increased by about 177 per cent between 2013 and March 2018, reaching GHc312. 93 million and valued at GHc52.35 billion transactions in March this year, Dr Ernest Addison, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), has said. He said companies with GHc48.24 million transactions were valued at GHc5.91 billion in March 2015, whilst mobile money ...

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Mobile Money Made Easy

Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia yesterday launched the Mobile Money Payment Interoperability in Accra, paving the way for customers to transfer money from one mobile network to another seamlessly. They can also transfer money from their mobile money accounts with MTN, Airtel-Tigo or Vodafone to their bank accounts and vice versa. “This will make Ghana one of the global leaders ...

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Tech Tent: Do we now trust Facebook?

It has been a week where Facebook has gone some way to soothe the concerns of its developers and has seen the company which sparked its data privacy crisis go out of business. On Tech Tent we ask whether the tide has turned for Facebook – and conclude that it still has a mountain to climb to restore trust. It ...

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Apple shares hit all-time high after Buffett raises stake

Apple shares have hit an all-time high on news that legendary investor Warren Buffett now has a roughly 5% stake in the tech giant. Shares in Apple, already the world’s most valuable company, rose by almost 4% on Friday to more than $183.7 each. Mr Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway group bought about 75 million more shares of the iPhone ...

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We will not adjust 25% service fee – Uber

Uber Ghana, the local representatives of the taxi service company, says it will not adjust its 25 percent service fee their driver-partners are complaining about. Francesca Uriri, Head of Communications for Uber in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), explained that the cost of running the Uber app, improving driver and rider experience as well as providing the 24/7 Global Support and state ...

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