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Bui Power Authority constructs US$480 million-dollar solar energy plant

The Bui Power Authority (BPA), the Managers of the Bui Hydropower Dam project in the Banda District of the Bono Region, is constructing a US$480 million-dollar solar energy facility to augment its power supply system. On completion, the solar farm...

Judge blocks US attempts to ban China’s WeChat

A judge has blocked a US government attempt to ban the Chinese messaging and payments app, WeChat. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the ban raised serious questions related to the constitution's first amendment, guaranteeing free speech. The Department of Commerce...

Free wifi for second cycle institutions begins in October–Minister

The Minister for Communications, Mrs Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has disclosed that the government would begin the rollout of the free Wifi for Senior High Schools (SHSs) in October, this year. She said despite the shutdown of schools due to the...

Government supports 60 Basic School girls under “Girls in ICT Programme”

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has rewarded 60 school girls who excelled at the 10th Edition of the National Girls in ICT training programme held in the Oti Region. The girls were among 584 pupils in Basic...

Telecom operators adjust tariffs to reflect cut in Communication Service Tax

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has from Tuesday, September 15, adjusted tariffs to reflect the four percent reduction in Communications Service Tax, CST. The Chamber in a statement said the modifications will represent 5 percent CST charge on the products...

TikTok rejects Microsoft bid at eleventh hour

Microsoft has said that its offer to buy the US operations of hugely popular video-sharing app TikTok has been rejected, paving the way for Oracle to secure a last-minute deal. US President Donald Trump gave a 15 September deadline for...

Russian hackers target US election again

Hackers with ties to Russia, China and Iran are attempting to snoop on people and groups involved with the US 2020 presidential election, Microsoft says. The Russian hackers who breached the 2016 Democratic campaign are again involved, said the US...

UER: 30 young unemployed graduates receive free web development training

Dansyn Innovation Social Organization (Dansyn ISO) in partnership with Ghana Tech Lab has organized a Startup Summit in Bolgatanga for thirty young people that seek to provide improvement in the digital economy and propel youth employment in the region. The...

Ghana launches project to institutionalise e-learning amid COVID-19

Stakeholders in the Education and ICT sectors are working hard to institutionalise on-line learning following the COVID-19 pandemic. To this end, a project dubbed: Educational Virtual Labs has been launched in Accra by the Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in...

UENR develops fire, weather alert system

The Earth Observation Research and Innovation Center (EORIC) of the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) has developed a fire and weather alert system. The system sends fire information to the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) in real-time to...

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All set for rollout of Pensions Scheme for cocoa farmers

All is set for the rollout of the Pensions Scheme for cocoa farmers by the National Pensions Regularity Authority...

Today is World Heart Day

Today is World Heart Day, a day that the WHO devotes to awareness creation on preventing cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, stroke and heart...

President Akufo-Addo continues Ashanti Region tour

On Day two of his tour of the Ashanti Region, President Akufo-Addo is expected to visit a number of suburbs including Juaso and Konongo. He...

EC to reopen voters’ registration exercise on October 1

The EC says it is re-opening the Voters Register on Thursday, October, 1. The Commission says the exercise will give the opportunity to those who...

2020 AGRF held in Kigali

The 2020 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) has been held in Kigali, Rwanda, under the theme, “Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban...