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NCA steps in to save local 4G companies from collapse

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Citi Business News has gathered the National Communications Authority (NCA) will soon step in to save local  companies with the 4G license in the country from collapse. Majority of data companies awarded Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) licenses in the 2500 to 2690 MHz band have been saddled with financial and operational challenges. The NCA issued Blue Telecom, Surfline Limited and ...

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2016 MasterCard Foundation competition launched (photos)

Winners of the 2015 edition

The 2016 edition of the MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity competition has been launched in Accra to allow young Africans generate ideas that can be implemented to change the lives of people living in rural areas. According to the foundation, applications are being expected from Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique , Senegal,  Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. At a ceremony ...

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NCA launches 20th anniversary celebrations (photos)

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The National Communications Authority (NCA), has launched activities to mark its 20th Anniversary milestone as the regulator of the communications sector of the country.   The 20th anniversary celebrations are aimed at telling the story of how the NCA begun, the challenges and breakthroughs experienced.   The theme for the yearlong celebration is “NCA, 20years of progressive and dynamic regulatory ...

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MasterCard organizes competition to improve rural lives

Senior Programme Manager, Financial Inclusion, at Master Card  Rewa S. Misra

Organizers of the MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity have urged Ghanaians to take part in its next competition to help improve lives of Ghanaians living in rural areas. The 2016 edition, which opened on April 14, will allow people from selected countries including Ghana to design innovative ideas that can be implemented using ICT to improve the livelihood of ...

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Vodafone Ghana appoints new HR director

Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, HR Director, Vodafone Ghana

Vodafone Ghana has appointed Hannah Ashiokai Akrong as its new Director of Human Resources, effective April 1, 2016. She joins the company from Honeywell in the United States, a Fortune 100 company where she had global HR management responsibility for teams in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Hannah takes over from Stella Agyenim-Boateng, who has voluntarily exited ...

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CEO of MTN honoured at Kwahuman Achievers Awards

CEO MTN Ghana,

The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Ebenezer Twum Asante has been named the CEO of the Year in the Directors/CEO category of Kwahuman Achievers Awards at Obo in the Eastern region. This was announced during the third Kwahuman Achievers Awards ceremony organized as part of the Kwahu Easter Festival. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Asante expressed his gratitude to ...

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Vodafone to get no cash from assets hand over to Govt

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Vodafone Ghana has rejected claims that it is being forced by government to handover some core assets including the Ghana Telecom University. According to Vodafone, the handing over is being done out of a good gesture in the interest of the country. The Education Ministry in a statement earlier announced the taking over of the Ghana Telecom University as part ...

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BoG Governor must work to reduce interest rates

BoG Governor, Dr Issahaku

Players in the financial industry want the new BOG governor, Dr Abdul Nashiru Issahaku to amend and push policies that will help reduce interest rates in the country. President Mahama on Tuesday appointed a new governor for the bank of Ghana following the retirement of the former, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah. Speaking in an interview with Citi Business News, Chief ...

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Tigo directs agency to withdraw policy on maternity leave without pay

CEO of Tigo Ghana, Roshi Motman

Tigo Ghana has directed Reliance Personnel Services to rescind its decision of not paying female employees during their maternity leave. A statement signed by the CEO of Tigo Ghana, Roshi Motman, described the policy as, “unfair and does not meet the standards of Tigo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion especially at a time when the world is calling for gender ...

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Tigo maternity leave row; Labour activists want agency’s license revoked

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The Labour Department has been urged to revoke the certificate of Reliance Personnel Services if it insists not to pay employees during their maternity leave. This is the suggestion coming from some labour advocates including a  former head of industrial relations and social protection at the Trades Union Congress, Seth Abloso. “If it is their first time, they must be asked ...

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