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The Ministry‘s mandate is to establish Ghana as a major manufacturing, value added, financial and commercial hub in West Africa as well as articulate programme that propel the private sector to assume leadership in industry and job creation. The Ministry plans to achieve its mandate through the following key programmes. 2013 Performance and Outlook for 2014 
This programme seeks to create competitive advantage on a more diversified range of products with higher levels of value-addition, ensure International Trade Competitive advantage in cos
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ICT centre inaugurated for Kwaebibrem

The Kwaebibrem district education directorate has launched an information communication technology (ICT) centre at Kade.
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Alcatel One Touch phone introduced to Ghana market


Alcatel One Touch phone introduced to Ghana market TLC Communication, designer and manufacturer of Alcatel One Touch branded mobile devices, has introduced its One Touch Scribe HD handset to Ghana. A release from TLC says the Scribe HD, which is exclusively on tiGO,  features a 5" HD touch screen and 720 pixels resolution, has all the applications needed to create, play, work and scribble, among other things.

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MTN drives data penetration


MTN, the country’s biggest telecom company has strategised to drive Internet and data penetration in the country at a faster rate.  Consequently, the company has deployed 21 megabyte per second (MBPS) data services to enhance customer experience and test what it described as its “next-generation of ultra-high speed connectivity of 42 MBPS”.

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Nii Narku Quaynor - Africa's 'Father of the Internet'

 If you're reading this somewhere in Africa, then perhaps you should thank Nii Quaynor. The Ghanaian professor is known as "Africa's father of the internet," a web pioneer who helped establish some of the continent's first online connections. For some 20 years now, soft-spoken Quaynor has been at the forefront of web development across Africa. He is the first African to be elected to the board of ICANN, the internet corporation for assigned names and numbers.
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MTN, tiGO punished for poor service


The National Communications Authority (NCA) has turned the heat on mobile phone operators for poor quality service. Last August, the regulator had cause to sanction MTN for service disruptions within some parts of Accra. The sanctions were in the form of a compensation package to affected subscribers, totalling over GH¢2 million.

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StanChart delivers first mobile banking application

Standard Chartered (Stanchart) Bank, Ghana, has emerged as the first bank in the country to develop a mobile application (App) meant to enhance customer service through digitisation. The App Breeze, which was formally launched on Tuesday,  comes at a time when efforts are being made by the central bank to encourage practices that will reduce physical cash and financial transactions in the country.
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No single teleco has nationwide coverage -Communications Minister

No telecommunications network in Ghana gives nationwide coverage to subscribers, the Minister for Communications, Dr Omane Boamah has said. According to him, advertisements which portrayed one telco or the other as having coverage in every corner of the country were only deceptions.
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