Ghana Has Historically Become The First African Country And The 3rd Worldwide To Introduce A Quick Response (QR)Code Payment System.

 

The national Quick Response Code was officially launched on Thursday, November 19 2020.

It is revealed that the QR code payment system is very unique because it will meet the needs of both banked and unbanked clients and such feature makes it exceptional in the world.

 

According to information presented to the public from the presidency, the newly invented payment system will make it possible for buyers to make instant transactions for goods and services from diverse funding sources such as mobile wallets, cards, bank accounts etc. by

scanning the quick response code using a smart phone or dialing the feature code and following the instructions displayed for the payment method.

 

After the official launch of the payment system, the vice president of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia early today, demonstrated to Ghanaians how the system works since it is going to be used on normal days as we buy and sell in our country.

The vice president was followed by sates officials including communications minister, Hon Ursula Owusu Ekuful and they carried out the exhibition by using a popular waakye seller in Accra known as auntie Muni during the practice session.

They bought some of the waakye and paid with the QR code payment method from a smart phone which was indeed snappy.

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Dr Bawumia stated that it has always been a major priority of the government to solve major societal problems and initiating a quick and effective payment method, QR code system for goods and services in the Ghanaian societies was a major solution as long as the economy of the country is concerned.

He further explained that the payment method will promote transparency, avoid robberies, aid in the development of e-commerce and fintech, and finally, during this Covid -19 pandemic era which we are prone to getting infected on the surfaces of objects including money, using the QR code for transactions will help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

He asserted that 13 banks in the country have started using the QR code payment system and telecommunications networks including Vodafone and Airtel-Tigo have also embraced the payment method with the exception of MTN which he believes is also preparing to join.

Dr. Bawumia concluded his statement by applauding the collective efforts of the Ministry of Communications, Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), Bank of Ghana, telcos, and fintechs for accomplishing what seems to be impossible once again, and assured the citizens of the country that the government is working tirelessly to ensure greater financial inclusion.

Source:Ghana news | Photo Credit: Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

It’s That Time of the Year Again! Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs)

VGMA Winners (In no particular order)

Multi-Award Winning Ghanaian actress, singer and songwriter Efya (Jane Awindor) looking stunning as usual 

  • Best Female Vocal Performance

Video Credit: Swag of Africa

 

Sarkodie

  • Artist of the Decade

Diana Hamilton 

  • Gospel Artist of the year

Stonebwoy

  • Collaboration Of The Year
  • Reggae-dancehall artist of the year

Shatta Wale

  • Reggae-dancehall song

Kwesi Arthur

  • Hip-pop song of the year

Medikal

  • Hiplife/ Hip-pop Artist Of The Year

Kuami Eugene 

Video Credit: Swag of Africa

 

  • Sound Engineer of the year
  • High-life artist of the year

King Promise 

  • Songwriter Of The Year

Guilty Beatz/Mr. Eazi/ Patapaa

  • Afro-pop song of the year (Akwaaba)

MzVee

  • Best Video Of The Year

Charterhouse Ghana, is the organiser of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) and is  sponsored by Vodafone.

 

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It’s That Time of the Year Again! Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs)

The organisers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) (Charterhouse Ghana) have released the list of nominees for this year’s edition.

The Ghana Music Awards is sponsored Vodafone…Who are you rooting for in the #2018VGMA

Top artist set to perform at this year’s  Vodafone Ghana Music Awards includes Tiwa Savage, Sarkodie and more…

 

Check Out The Full List Of Nominees: 

Artiste of the Year 

Sarkodie

Joe Mettle

Stonebwoy

Ebony

Shatta Wale

 

Highlife Artiste of the Year 

Wutah

Kidi

Kuami Eugene

Becca

 

Gospel Song of the Year 

Boot 4 Boot- Joyce Blessing

Obi Nyanime – Patience Nyarko

Efatawo – Nacee

Adom – Gifty Osei

Jehovah – Ceccy Twum

 

Gospel Artiste of the Year 

Joyce Blessing

Patience Nyarko

Joe Mettle

Celestine Donkor

Nacee

Gifty Osei

 

Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year 

Shatta Wale

Ebony

Stonebwoy

Mzvee

 

Highlife Song Of the Year 

Dream – Kumi Guitar

Over – R2bees

Odo – Kidi

Angela – Kuami Eugene

Hustle – Ebony

Bronya – Wutah

 

Songwriter of the Year 

Kumi Guitar – Dream

Joe Mettle – Bo Noo Ni

Bullet – Maame Hw3

Willis Beatz – Last Show

Samini – My Own

Stonebwoy – My Name

 

Record of the Year 

Dream – Kumi Guitar

My Own – Samini

Glory – Sarkodie

State Of The Art-Teephlow

 

Hiplife/hiphop Artiste of the Year 

Ponobiom

R2bees

Captain Planet

Kwesi Arthur

Sarkodie

VVIP

 

Best Rapper of the Year 

Eno Barony – Fear No Man

Teflon – Phlowducation

Sarkodie – Light It Up

Shaker – Pen and Paper

Ko-jo Cue – Pen and Paper

Strongman – Transformer

 

Best collaboration of the Year 

Bo Noo Ni— Joe Mettle Ft Luigi Maclean

Sing My Name Remix— Mzvee Ft Patoranking

Jennifer Lomotey— Kurl Songs ft Sarkodie

Pain Killer— Sarkodie ft Runtown

Taking Over— Shatta Wale Ft S.M Militants

Obi Agye Obi Girl— Captain Planet ft Kofi Kinata

Na Wash— Becca ft Patoranking

 

African Artiste of the Year 

Davido

Wizkid

Too Fan

Cassper Nyovest

Nasty C

Tiwa Savage

Olamide

 

Best New Artiste of the Year 

King Promise

Kurl Songz

Kidi

Kuami Eugege

Magnom

Kwesi Arthur

B4Bonah

 

UNSUNG Artiste of the Year 

Kelvyn Boy

Dope Nation

Dhat Gyal

OBK

Real MC

Christian

 

Album of the Year 

Epistles of Mama – Stonebwoy

Highest – Sarkodie

Daavi – Mzvee

Bonyfied – Ebony

 

Song of the Year 

Joe Mettle – Bo No Nii

Shatta Wale – Ayoo

King Promise – Oh yeah

Sarkodie ft Runtown – Painkiller

Patapaa – One Corner

Ebony – Sponsor……..

 

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