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Tigo supports 2016 Ghana Journalist Awards

For the third year in a row, Telecom Brand of the Year, Tigo has contributed towards the Ghana Journalists Association Awards which comes off of on August 27, 2016 at the Banquet Hall, State House.

At a short ceremony at the International Press Centre in Accra, the Director for Corporate Affairs for Tigo, Gifty Bingley, presented a cheque for GHS 10,000. This will go towards the Digital Journalism category of the awards.

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Tigo Cash creates an eco-system of cashless payments for rice farmers in the Eastern and Volta regions

Since becoming the Mobile Money partner for the Visa Foundation funded ‘Rice Mobile Finance project partner, RiMiFin, Tigo Cash, has facilitated the transfer of about US$345,765 via electronic mobile money platform to over 1,800 smallholder rice farmers.

According to the local rice farmers in Asutuare, Weta and Kpong in the Eastern region and parts of the Volta region, Tigo Cash has made a significant contribution to their livelihoods because prior to the project in 2014, they were exclusively dependent on cash payments from aggregators and buyers. This posed serious challenges to their entire rice farming supply chain system as there were consistent delays in payments to the farmers.

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Tigo appoints Stephen Essien as Director for Tigo Business

Telecom brand of the year, Tigo, has appointed Stephen Essien as the new Director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business.

With the new customer-focused approach of Tigo Business, Mr. Essien’s over 16 years working experience in customer operations will drive the company’s quest to deliver an unmatched customer experience for its business clients who are signed on to the new and improved Tigo Business.

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Tigo customers to enjoy a ‘Good morning’ with free calls and internet browsing

Telecom brand of the year, Tigo, has revamped its loyalty programme for its pre-paid customers. In what will give customers a very exciting morning, they are offering free calls, text messages and internet browsing to customers from 6am to 8am every day.

The exciting package will enable all Tigo pre-paid customers catch up with latest news on their social media platforms during the early morning rush hours where people commute from home to work and call their loved ones.

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Melcom Fetes Dolly Memorial School, ST. Theresa’s School

Melcom Care has extended its celebration to Dolly Memorial Crèche and Nursery School and ST. Theresa’s School in Accra with lots of items and token gifts.

This follows a declaration of the Melcom Care Blood Donation Drive as the best blood donor by the National Blood Service.

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J Initiative and Tigo engage school children on internet safety

While the internet has opened up a world of endless possibilities by revolutionising the way people communicate, learn and live, there are downsides, particularly for children.

Children from low and middle-income countries are less likely to use the internet from home, and are more likely to go online from cyber cafes, where they are at greater risk of encountering inappropriate images and online and offline solicitation, disclosed a recent report by UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Centre (IRC).

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Equity of trust essential for improving productivity – Tigo Barcamp 2016

The country’s digital lifestyle brand, Tigo, has urged young entrepreneurs and graduates to establish trust in their profession in order to boost productivity.

Speaking under theme: “Enhancing Productivity through Professionalism” at the 59th Bar Camp in Tema, the Head of Customer Value Management for Tigo Ghana, Benedict Sumah said people can be qualified as professionals when they meet the expectations of their customers, exhibit good judgment in business operations and customer service delivery, and build a solid reputation through repeated quality service.

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Tigo Digital Change-maker winner talks about YALI experience

The Mandela Washington Fellowship of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), a programme by the United States government is a great opportunity for all young leaders who believe in Africa and are taking steps in their own small way to develop the continent.

This is according to Josephine Marie Godwyll, who is among 41 young leaders representing Ghana at the ongoing 2016 YALI programme in the United States, which aims to invest in the next generation African leaders.

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Tigo, JI and GES equip teachers on child online protection initiative

Protecting children online is a global challenge. In Ghana, there is a growing concern among many parents, government, teachers, journalists, child rights advocates and corporate organisations on the issue.

In this regard, telecom operator Tigo in partnership with J Initiative (JI), a youth focused non-governmental organisation in Ghana, have committed to protecting children online through policy advocacy, awareness creation, public education and community engagement initiatives.

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