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October 28, 2017 8:04 AM Ghana Post GPS can withstand cyber-attack – Ursula

The Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has made a case for how robust the recently launched Ghana Post GPS system is. According to her, enough measures have been put in place to prevent any external intrusion or hacking. “The proper firewalls and security features are being built into the system prior to it going live to protect against 62

October 28, 2017 6:33 AM UNILAG Council appoints Professor Ołuwatoyin Ogundipe as 12th Vice-Chancellor

This came at the end of the University Governing Council’s meeting yesterday, Friday, 27th, where the Council approved his appointment of as UNILAG Vice-Chancellor. In a release by the school’s information unit, the three candidates that contested were: Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Professor Olukayode Amund, and Professor Ayodeji Olukoju 107

October 27, 2017 6:55 PM Ghana Post GPS is safe for users

Accra, Oct. 27, GNA - Nana Osei Afrifa, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VOKACOM, the digital addressing system software developers, has debunked assertions that the application software was vulnerable to security interference and that hackers could easily hack into the system to steal users bio-data for mischievous purposes. Speaking at a media 212

October 27, 2017 6:30 PM Digital address system: Ghana to pay Google $400,000 yearly

Ghana is to pay tech giant, Google, an amount of $400,000 every year for embedding the company’s online map into the country’s newly designed National Digital Property Addressing System, Ghana Post GPS. This was revealed by the Managing Director of Ghana Post, James Kwofie on Friday, at a press conference organized by the Ministry of Communications following 47

October 27, 2017 3:46 PM Hands off Ga stool – Ishmael Ashitey, others cautioned

A claimant to the Ga stool has cautioned Greater Accra Regional Minister, Ishmael Nii Ashitey to desist from interfering in their chieftaincy crisis. The spokesperson of Boni Nii Tackie Adama Latse II, claimed the Minister and Regional Security Council (REGSEC) have been working behind the scene to impose a leader on them. At a news conference in Accra 41

October 27, 2017 3:07 PM Acting CID boss Tiwaa Addo-Danquah promoted to DCOP

The acting Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has been promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP). The current Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who was the Deputy Director of CID was made to act as Director General last week when the substantive 116

October 27, 2017 2:52 PM 22 million mobile money users is a catalyst for fraud

Mobile money regulator, Bank of Ghana (BoG) has identified the overwhelming growth in mobile money wallets/accounts, over the last two years, as the main attraction for fraudsters. Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank, Dr. Setor Amediku disclosed that as of today, there are over 22 million mobile money accounts as against 11.6 million regular 84

October 27, 2017 12:57 PM CID boss promoted to DCOP

The Police Council has approved the promotion of the acting Director General of the CID Mrs Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah. Mrs Addo-Danquah who is an Assistant Commissioner of Police will from November 1, 2017 become a Deputy Commissioner of Police. She has been working in an acting capacity since her boss COP Bright Oduro was ordered a week ago to proceed 85

October 27, 2017 12:56 PM 4-year-old defilement: CDD pushes IGP to speed up probe, prosecution

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) is calling on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to ensure the police service speeds up actions and processes to arrest and prosecute the 17-year-old suspect. The Center also has also called on the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry to, as a matter of urgency, reach out to the family of the victim 72

October 27, 2017 12:22 PM Growing mobile money accounts attracting fraudsters

Mobile money regulator, Bank of Ghana (BoG), has identified the overwhelming growth in mobile money wallets/accounts, over the last two years, as the main attraction for fraudsters. Director of Payment Systems at the Central Bank, Dr. Setor Amediku, disclosed that currently there are over 22 million mobile money accounts as against 11.6 million regular 89