Tech & Telecom

Experts working out clear policy on Innovation Ecosystem – Minister

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) has started the process of developing an Innovation Ecosystem to power sustainable national development, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, the sector Minister, has said. Speaking at the Citi FM Innovation Summit, held in Accra as part of the Citi FM Business Festival, the Minister said a team of experts, including the Dean ...

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TUC calls for due diligence in Airtel-TiGo merger

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has urged the government to ensure that there was due diligence on the Airtel – TiGo merger; so that the state does not lose. Mr Eric Amoadu-Boateng, the Deputy Head, Organisation Department of the GTUC, said there was the need for government to check the tax records of each of the two companies before ...

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Vodafone launches service line for hearing impaired

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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


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

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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


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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