Tech & Telecom

Vodafone launches service line for hearing impaired

hearing impaired

Vodafone Ghana, a mobile network provider, has launched a dedicated customer service line for the hearing impaired in the country. The initiative, known as Super Care, forms part of Vodafone’s compliance measures in connection with the government’s digital- inclusion project. The service will enable the hearing and speech impaired to have access to services provided by the network without any ...

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Government to make ICT education accessible to all

ICT

Government is committed to providing schools in deprived communities with functional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) driven educational systems to respond to the challenges of modern science and technology. According to Mr. Vincent Odotei Sower, Deputy Minister of Communication, Government had stepped up efforts at restocking schools’ ICT laboratories to make the study of the subject easy and accessible to ...

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Ministry to deploy drones to track illegal fishing

illegal fishing

The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development (MoFAD) has resorted to the use of drones to monitor and clamp down on illegal fishing in the country’s waters. The technology, which will be part of a robust surveillance system, will also help to track foreign vessels that are operating illegally in Ghanaian waters. The sector Minister, Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, disclosed ...

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GTUC holds maiden Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship conference

The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom, has organised the “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017” in Accra. The two-day conference, on the theme: “Promoting Development through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” seeks to create an environment that would bring together like-minded individuals and groups to share knowledge in the areas of ...

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Two Ghanaians win international engineering innovation contest

Two Ghanaian scientists have emerged winners in this year’s American Society of Mechanical Innovation Showcase contest. The innovation by Charles Ofori Antipem and Michael Afrifa won the hearts of panellists and other participants at the international engineering challenge. They entered the competition with a portable science lab in a form of a mathematical set to beat eight other pairs of ...

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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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Startup Company introduces digital office software

A Ghanaian startup, Logique has raised $4.8 million from local investors to develop software that will transform how work is done in the office. The funds were raised to build a suite of enterprise products, that would result in a shift from the use of analog tools like the whiteboard, legal pads, notebooks for visitors, to a more digital approach ...

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E-judgement Library for judges inaugurated

e-judgement

An E-judgement Library for judges was on Monday inaugurated in Accra to provide judges with easy access to judgement delivered in all the jurisdictions and various specialised courts in the country. The library would also provide judges with the available database to obtain particularised search results while being able to highlight and copy portions of a particular judgement, paste it ...

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Yahoo to sell business to Verizon in June 2017

Yahoo sells to Verizon

Yahoo says its plans to sell its operating business to Verizon are expected to be completed in June 2017. On completion of the transaction, the Yahoo operating business will join the Verizon family of companies, and Yahoo Holdings, Inc. will be offering the Yahoo services. In connection with this proposed transaction, Yahoo is updating its terms of service and has ...

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Communication Ministry vows to fix call interruptions

Communication Ministry Vow to fix call interruptions

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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