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Bawumia urges Rural Banks to take advantage of digitisation programme

Posted: November 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm   /   Business, Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has urged rural banks in the country to take advantage and make adequate use of the digitisation system taking place in the country. He said the National Identification Card and the introduction of the digital addressing system would give unique identity to individuals and also assist in locating every area […]

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You can now delete ‘embarrassing and accidental’ messages sent on WhatsApp

Posted: October 30, 2017 at 11:32 am   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Technology

Have you ever mistakenly sent a ‘sensitive’ message to a wrong person or a group on your WhatsApp chat? Well, that embarrassing moment is now over! The cross-platform instant messaging service provider has now introduced a new feature that will allow users to delete ‘embarrassing’ messages they accidentally send to individuals or group chats on […]

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Offline Ghana Post app to serve people without data – Andah

Posted: October 30, 2017 at 10:27 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

There is an offline version of the National Digital Property Addressing application, Ghana Post GPS, that will be used to offset the data penetration challenges, according to the Deputy Communications Minister, George Andah. As at the end of July 2017, the total subscriptions of mobile data in the country was 22,103,467, with a penetration rate of 77.58%, […]

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GHANA TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTRE, SAYS PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 3:09 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Featured, Politics, Security, Technology

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says his government intends, in the next few months, to establish a National Cyber Security Centre, as has been done in some other countries, to liaise with relevant state agencies and the private sector to oversee cyber security operations at the national level. According to President […]

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Govt orders re-registration of all SIM cards

Posted: October 29, 2017 at 2:48 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

All owners of SIM cards and mobile money accounts will from next month [November], be required to undergo re-registration. The new directive from government is part of moves to fight mobile money fraud which has gained momentum over the past months.Citi Business News understands the re-registration will be rolled out immediately after the national identification card […]

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Nana Raises Concern Over Sakawa

Posted: October 26, 2017 at 2:38 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Security, Technology

President Akufo-Addo with some of his ministeries at the event yesterday President Akufo-Addo has expressed grave concern about the growing spate of internet fraud – known in local parlance as ‘Sakawa’ and other cyber crimes in the country. Currently, he said, Ghana is experiencing its fair share of cybercrime and cyber security challenges that are […]

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Nursing, teacher trainee allowances being paid with e-zwich

Posted: October 2, 2017 at 10:11 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Technology

Government has resumed the payment of nursing and teacher trainee allowances using the e-zwich biometric system. The move will ensure transparency, a proper audit and prevent impersonation. The payment of the allowance to the trainees has been handed over to the Student Loan Trust Fund (SLTF), the body mandated to disburse loans to tertiary students. […]

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Ghana’s digital address system will surpass US, UK – Bawumia

Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:31 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that Ghana’s digital address system which will be launched in November 2017 will adopt the most advanced digital address system in the world, capable of determining the location and properties of citizens. Speaking at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Paramount Chief of the Nsein Traditional Area, […]

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Technology Ministry moves to retrieve GHS6.3 million from RLG

Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:19 am   /   Editor's Choice, Politics, Technology

The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology is taking steps to retrieve an amount of GH¢6.3 million from RLG Communications Limited after the company failed to supply over 12,000 laptops to the state. RLG in 2010 won a contract from government to procure 103,181 laptops for the state, and was paid GH¢51, 257,500 to that […]

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Facebook could still be weaponized again for the 2018 midterms

Posted: September 25, 2017 at 11:10 am   /   Editor's Choice, Media, Technology

Imagine for a moment that it’s September 2018. The midterm elections are heating up, and you’ve decided you want to do absolutely anything you can to make sure your member of Congress is not re-elected. Well, good news: If you have a credit card and a Facebook account, there’s a way you can spend unlimited […]

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