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Nii Boi Town SDA School wins maiden ‘Phoenix Hackathon’ competition

Students from Nii Boi Town SDA Basic School, beat 22 other schools to win the maiden edition of the inter-schools coding competition held over the weekend for selected private and public schools within the Greater Accra metropolis.

They received a brand new projector from Ghana Code Club, souvenirs from Tigo and a collection of books from EPP Books Services.

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Tigo calls for greater collaboration among stakeholders on child online protection

Mobile Network Operator, Tigo, has called on stakeholders, including internet service providers, policy makers, security agencies, child rights activists, parents and the media to help make the internet a safer and better place, especially for children and young adults in Ghana.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ forum organised by J-Initiative, as part of Safer Internet Day, Tigo’s Director for Corporate Affairs, Gifty Bingley, emphasised the importance of connectivity and accessibility in the education and development of children. She however added that it was important for stakeholders including parents to ensure their safety online.

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Tigo staff raise funds to support some Breast Cancer patients

‘CIMG Telecom Company of the Year’, Tigo, has launched its annual Breast Cancer campaign for its employees countrywide. On the global theme ‘Early detection, Saves lives, Tigo employees are creating awareness on the need for women to have regular breast examinations and will also raise funds to pay for the surgeries of some breast cancer patients.

Every Friday in October they wear pink and participate in various activities within their departments to raise money. The fundraising activities will be crowned with a buffet lunch for all staff on Friday October 28, 2016 at the Tigo head office on Barnes road, Accra. The money raised will then be presented to some identified breast cancer patients.

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Young at Heart Foundation continues to take steps to bridge the rural-urban digital divide

The 2015 co-winner of the Tigo Digital Change-makers competition and Founder of Young at Heart Foundation, Josephine Marie Godwyll, wants to see more young Ghanaians at the forefront of digital innovations.
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Godwyll who is also a 2016 Mandela Washington fellow was speaking at the climax of a four-week ‘Digital Literacy Class’ organised for Junior and Senior Secondary students over the Christmas and New Year holidays in Koforidua, the Eastern region.

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Tigo, UNICEF and Births & Deaths Registry’s ‘Automated Birth Registration’ initiative showcased at UN General Assembly

 Telecom brand of the year, 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.

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Gov’t clears over 8,000 nurses, midwives, others to be employed

Government has given financial clearance for the employment of 8,634 nurses and midwives as well as other allied personnel for the various health facilities across the country.

The recruitment exercise takes effect from November 1, 2016 through to March 1, 2017, a clearance letter dated November 11 and signed by the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper stated.

The letter directed that the emolument of these recruits be charged against the Ministry of Health’s Compensation of Employee vote in the 2017 annual estimates.

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Tigo customers’ win cash prizes from ‘Wo suro aaa wondi’ promotion

Tens of Tigo customers have won various cash prizes and branded gift items as part of the telecom operator’s biggest consumer promotion for 2016. The instant cash rewards won so far range from GHS5,000 and below.

One of such winners, Eben John Normegbor, a Travel consultant was on Monday presented with a cheque for GHS5,000 at the Tigo shop on Barnes road in Accra. Another winner, a 42-year-old petty trader at the Kasoa market in the Central region, Bertha Yartey was also presented with a cheque for GHS2,000.

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Tigo outdoors entry level smartphones with free WhatsApp and YouTube for customers

Students, small to medium scale business owners, and first-time phone users have been offered yet another opportunity to own a range of affordable high performance phones by the CIMG Telecom Company of the year, Tigo.

The company launched its new campaign called ‘Ma gye me de3 Smartphones’, which literally means, ‘I’ve got my smartphones’.

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Tigo explores options to give customers a greater choice for 4G services in Ghana

Following her recent visit to Ghana, Cynthia Gordon, the CEO of Millicom Africa has emphasized the remarkable growth opportunities in data and Tigo’s commitment to giving customers access to superior high speed internet services.

“We were the first to launch 4G in 3 operations in Africa including Tanzania, Chad and Rwanda and have seen exponential growth in our data revenues – close to 34% in Q2 2016. We are exploring options to giving customers 4G services in Ghana,” she said.

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