Mobile money deposits hit GH¢697.2 million - Graphic Online - Mobile money deposits hit GH¢697.2 million as of the end of June, this year, showing increasing public acceptance of mobile money service.Mr.
Clarence Blay of the Systems Office of the Bank of Ghana (BOG), who announced this put the previous year’s total figure at GH¢341.3 million. Interpol wants to connect Nigeria's security agencies to its database. On November 14, Interpol agreed to connect the Economic and Financial Fraud Commission (EFCC), Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Customs Service, and National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking and Persons, National Agency for Foods, and Drugs Administration and Control to its National Data Base tool known as I-24/7.
The database can be used for tracking wanted persons, stolen vehicles, artifacts, missing persons and transnational criminals. Interpol also agreed to revive the West African Police Chiefs Committee with its secretariat in Nigeria. The announcement was made during the 85th Interpol General Assembly held in Bali, Indonesia.
IT News Africa – Africa's Technology News Leader. Tigo, UNICEF Ghana and Births and Deaths Registry were recognised at the 71st annual session of the UN General Assembly for innovative mobile application designed to make birth registration of children smart, quick and reliable in Ghana.
Tigo, UNICEF Ghana and Births and Deaths Registry were recognised at the just ended 71st annual session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for innovative mobile application designed to make birth registration of children smart, quick and reliable in Ghana. The innovative mobile app was featured in a video and presentation to the audience including Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, Millicom CEO Mr. Mauricio Ramos, donors and UN officials, at the ‘Every Woman Every Child’ event on the margins of the session. “We are honoured by the UN General Assembly recognition. “Birth registration is more than just a right. Staff Writer. Ghana: Tigo Ghana Builds $5m Ultra-Modern Data Centre. Right behind its headquarters in Accra is a new ultra-modern Data Centre that will house all of Tigo's network infrastructure with adequate room to host and store data for other companies.
The $5.1 million edifice will ensure that all customer data are properly stored and managed, in full compliance of Ghana's Data Protection Act, Act 843. The 3-Tier facility has dual multi-layer power supply to all systems and this will guarantee consistent service availability to all its IT Infrastructure. Ghana: Tigo Ghana Builds $5m Ultra-Modern Data Centre. Ghana mobile money platforms to be integrated. ACCRA. – Mobile Money in Ghana would receive a major boost in the near future from integration and interoperability of the various mobile money platforms, allowing mobile money transactions between different networks just like phone calls.
The chief executive officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Mr Kwaku Sakyi-Addo hinted during a dialogue on mobile financial services by the World Bank office in Accra, that in the wake of the issuance of guidelines for mobile financial services, and in light of the promise shown by the sector, the industry would consider making this feature available in the future. There are currently four players in Ghana’s mobile financial services sector, and due to the lack of interoperability and other challenges, the use of mobile money in Ghana is lagging behind countries such as Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya.
BBC World Service - 100 Women, 100 Women 2015, Young, Geeky and Black: Ghana. Vodafone Ghana officially launches Appstore. Vodafone Ghana (VG) has officially launched a “Vodafone Appstore” to offer developers and users a platform, to showcase their Ghanaian local relevant apps to promote local innovations.
SnooCode: A solution to the lack of formal addresses in Ghana and beyond. Sesinam Dagadu has a simple, yet effective, solution for the lack of formal addresses in Ghana.
SnooCode is a mobile app that uses a computer algorithm to generate a unique code – for any location – which then serves as an address. Ghanaian Sesinam Dagadu (29) is what some might call an accidental entrepreneur – meaning the business created the entrepreneur, not the other way around. A short discussion with him will tell you he is not your typical hustling tech entrepreneur, armed with a sales pitch, relentlessly striving to sell an idea. Govt’s online services go live. Business News of Thursday, 18 December 2014 Source: Graphic Online The Government Online Services Project “e-Services and e-Payment” portals has officially gone live with effect from yesterday.
‘Ananse identification platform’ launched In Accra. Oct 2014 Ananse is a world class information technology system that uses the latest advances in biometric technology, electronic maps, GPS and satellite navigation to produce an integrated identification, addressing and location database to meet business and public needs.
Start-ups in Africa. Busy Rooms & Ghana's Apstar Tours to Help Occupy Over 100 hotels in Africa. Millicom Acquires 88 per Cent Stake in Rwanda's Rswitch. Ghanaian garage start-up targets world's well-shod - Yahoo7 Finance Australia. When Michael Agyeman-Boaten needed some shoes to match one of his custom-made suits, he turned not to a fancy Italian shoemaker but to a group of craftsmen working out of a garage in Accra.
Ghana is west Africa's second-largest economy and is known more for its export of raw materials than for craftsmanship of luxury items But Heel the World, a small leather-working company based in a quiet neighbourhood of the sprawling capital is trying to change that. "We're competing with Louis Vuitton and Hermes from our garage," says the company's chief executive, Fred Deegbe. "We're making shoes that can go global. But we're also making shoes that have a social imperative behind them. " - Economic downturn - Africa.com - Africa Information.
Accueil - AfriqueITNews.com AfriqueITNews.com. Ghanaian Farmers To Go Digital Through Satellite Information Service TechMoran. The Rise of Social Media in Ghana - The African Business Journal. By: Sharifah Issaka Africa boasts some of the world’s fastest growing economies. Social media and Internet usage in Africa is also growing. There are over 100 million Africans online and studies have shown that of those who are online most are accessing the Internet via their mobile devices. This phenomenon is more common in Africa than anywhere else in the world; in part, because the continent’s Internet infrastructure is either slow or costly. It is for this reason (among others) that African Internet penetration is not higher. African cell phone users who can afford to do so are increasingly “leapfrogging” technology- forgoing laptops, PCs, and fixed Internet in favor of smartphones and mobile Internet.
Apart from app development and mobile web technology, traditional online tools such as blogging and social media platforms are also gaining popularity in Africa. Gemalto Secures Electronic Visa, Border Management Project In Ghana. VENTURES AFRICA – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) with a highly secure electronic visa and border management solution. The initiative, which is part of the eGhana project, an ambitious plan with backing from the World Bank to create a modern IT infrastructure that can support the country’s sustainable development plans in the years ahead, will help track rapid expansion of cross-border travel Ghana’s 24 million population is experiencing.
Recognizing the need to improve the security and efficiency of its existing procedures, the country’s immigration service has turned to Gemalto to deliver the benefits of a country-wide electronic border management system based on biometric authentication. This mission-critical solution will streamline processes, reinforce national security and provide the GIS with enhanced border information and intelligence. MTN to introduce Cloud service for medium-sized enterprises. MTN Business will launch a pilot of its MTN Cloud bouquet of services to become the first mobile network operator in Ghana to adopt the Cloud Service Brokerage model. An innovation in the Information Technology (IT) space, cloud computing will involve the delivery of hosted services over the internet to enable users to access services remotely, anywhere, at any time.
A statement issued in Accra on Monday by Mrs Cynthia Lumor, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN, said the Cloud Service Brokerage model centralises remote access to data and applications services. It said the innovation will allow companies to avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus instead on their core businesses. “It improves efficiencies and eases the administrative burden for companies, where instead of dealing with multiple service providers, they can deal with one provider,” it said.
Ghana News - PayZone nominated for Africa epayment Award. A Ghanaian IT technology company, Innovative EPS Ltd, has been nominated for a coveted honour in the South African City of Sandton, two years after emerging on the business scene with its much hailed PayZone e-payment machines. A nomination letter dated January 22, 2014 and signed by a senior official of the Card & ePayment Africa Awards secretariat, Agbokhan Ann addressed to the Chief Executive of Innovative EPS Ltd said the company’s nomination follows a public voting which was subsequently verified by a panel of judges.