Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

MoneyGram Launches Money Transfer Service to All Bank Accounts in Ghana

Gives consumers a new option to receive funds in Africa’s fifth largest remittance recipient market

ACCRA, Ghana, May 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MoneyGram (NASDAQ:MGI) announced today the launch of money transfer service directly to any bank account in Ghana. Funds can be sent via MoneyGram online or at any one of MoneyGram’s thousands of locations around the world. The money can be accessed in minutes either in person, online or through an ATM.

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The new account deposit service in Ghana is a part of MoneyGram’s overall strategy to accelerate its digital growth and provide customers with convenient and accessible, technology-based financial services.

“We see a potential in the increasing adoption of banking services in Ghana and want to drive financial inclusion in the region by offering our consumers more digital money transfer options. Currently our global account deposit network consists of more than two billion bank, virtual and mobile accounts in 48 countries,” said Grant Lines, MoneyGram’s global chief revenue officer.

According to the World Bank, in 2017, $2.2 billion flowed into Ghana, up 4.3% compared to 2016 what makes the country fifth largest remittances recipient in Africa. The inflows come mainly from the United States ($585 million), Nigeria ($395 million), the United Kingdom ($286 million), Italy ($145 million) and Germany ($115 million).

For more information about the service, please visit http://moneygram.com.gh/accountdeposit

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About MoneyGram International
MoneyGram is a global provider of innovative money transfer and payment services and is recognized worldwide as a financial connection to friends and family. Whether online, or through a mobile device, at a kiosk or in a local store, we connect consumers any way that is convenient for them. We also provide bill payment services, issue money orders and process official checks in select markets. More information about MoneyGram International, Inc. is available at moneygram.com.

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KT poursuit son développement en Afrique suite au succès de son projet LTE au Rwanda

– LTE présente le projet LTE d’envergure nationale mis en place au Rwanda lors de la conférence KOAFEC 2018 –
– KT s’engage dans le développement la croissance économique basée sur les TIC en Afrique –

SÉOUL, Corée du Sud, 29 mai 2018 /PRNewswire/ – KT Corp. (KRX : 030200 ; NYSE : KT), la plus grande société de télécommunications de Corée, a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’elle étendra sa coopération avec les pays africains dans le domaine des technologies de l’information et de la communication en s’appuyant sur le réseau LTE d’envergure nationale qu’elle a mis en place avec succès au Rwanda, ce qui constitue une première en Afrique.

KT, anciennement connu sous le nom de Korea Telecom, a dévoilé ses plans pour soutenir les TIC dans les pays africains lors de la conférence sur la coopération économique entre la Corée et l’Afrique (KOAFEC) 2018 et la 53e assemblée annuelle de la Banque africaine de développement qui se tiendra du 21 au 25 mai au BEXCO à Busan, en Corée. Des projets commerciaux et des modèles de réussite en Afrique ont été présentés au forum de partenariat public-privé (PPP) de la conférence KOAFEC.

En tant que conférencier au forum PPP, Kim Hyung-Joon, responsable de la branche mondiale de KT, a présenté le projet de réseau 4G LTE qui a été mis en place à l’échelle nationale dans le Rwanda et a été achevé ce mois-ci en coopération avec le gouvernement rwandais, et il a souligné l’importance des infrastructures TIC pour le développement économique de l’Afrique.

« Nous allons coopérer avec les pays africains pour développer la croissance économique basée sur les TIC, car ce projet au Rwanda a enrichi notre expérience et nous a permis d’acquérir une meilleure compréhension des choses », a déclaré Kim. « Lors de la conférence, la délégation de KT a discuté avec les représentants de grands pays africains d’un large éventail de sujets concernant la coopération entre les secteurs public et privé dans leur pays. »

La conférence KOAFEC, organisée conjointement par le Ministère sud-coréen de la Stratégie et des Finances, la Banque coréenne d’import-export et la Banque africaine de développement, est le plus grand événement de coopération économique de Corée impliquant l’Afrique. La table ronde ministérielle et le forum PPP sont les points forts de la conférence.

La Banque africaine de développement est une organisation multilatérale régionale créée en 1964 pour promouvoir le développement économique durable et le progrès social sur le continent africain. La Corée du Sud a renforcé sa coopération et ses échanges avec les pays membres depuis son adhésion à l’organisation en 1982.

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MEC Albert Fritz on rolling out Eye-On-The-Child programme to mark start of Child Protection Week

Eye-On-The-Child rolled out to mark start of Child Protection Week

To mark the start of Child Protection Week, the Western Cape Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, will roll-out the innovative Eye-On-The-Child programme.

The Minister announced the adoption and roll-out of the programme during an oversight visit to the newly opened Oudtshoorn DSD Local Office, based at the Thusong Centre.

This space will bring specialist Child Protection social workers closer to the communities that need them, and will allow the Department to be easily accessible. The Minister also joined the South African Police Services in hosting a child rights awareness puppet show in nearby Bongolethu, for children in the community.

The Eye on the Child programme is the brain-child of our funded NGO partner, Child Welfare South Africa. Child Welfare and ACVV have been running the programme in areas across the province, and have shown great results at bolstering the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

A network of volunteers is recruited, vetted, trained and paid a stipend to act as an early warning system to spot children at risk. Their primary role will be to call the social worker and refer the matter if they identify a risk.

Through this programme, we will empower local communities to fight the scourge of child murders.

Data from the Western Cape Child Death Review Panels will be used to identify and map the highest risk neighbourhoods to target for this project. This is a panel made up of experts from DSD, the Department of Health’s Forensic Pathology Services, academics from the 3 Western Cape universities and the National Prosecuting Authority. This group meets quarterly to discuss cases and caseloads. Particular attention will be paid to at-risk children in informal settlements and from disadvantaged rural and semi-rural communities.

The Department is exploring the use of its Child and Youth Care workers to do the recruitment and maintenance of the ‘spotters’, and to do community-based interventions with kids at risk.

The theme for this year’s Child Protection Week is, Child Protection is Everyone’s Responsibility.

The Department has devoted the largest share of its budget to services to children and families (R694-million) this year; however government cannot do it alone. Parents continue to play the most important role in ensuring children are safe, and protected.

Source: Government of South Africa

Deputy Minister Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu hands over computer laboratory to Sedibeng Special School as part of Child Protection Week, 29 May

Deputy Minister Bogopane Zulu to handover a computer laboratory to Sedibeng Special School in Limpopo

The national Child Protection Week campaign, under the theme Let us All Protect Children to Move South Africa forward, launched on 27 May 2018.

In keeping with the Department of Social Development’s vision to build a better society for all, the Deputy Minister of the Department, Ms Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu, in partnership with the MTN SA Foundation, will be opening a computer laboratory at Sedibeng Special School in Lephalale, Limpopo on 29 May.

The laboratory will comprise computers with specialised programmes that cater for children with disabilities.

Source: Government of South Africa

Three appear before court for common robbery

Three men aged between 35 and 60 have today, 28 May 2018 appeared before Barkley West Magistrates’ Court on a charge of robbery and impersonating police officers.

It is alleged that on 25 May 2018, the complainant had just withdrew money from an ATM when she noticed that she was being followed by two male persons who walked passed her. She saw one of the male persons picking up a large amount of money and the suspect then told the complainant that they can share the money, since she saw him picking it up, the victim agreed and followed the suspect to a quiet area on request by the suspect. While sharing the money, one of the suspects presented himself as a police officer and threatened to arrest the complainant. They allegedly took all her belongings including a Cellphone, handbag and money she just withdrew.

The suspects then fled in a gold Opel Astra, leaving her stranded at a nearby shopping centre. She notified a police vehicle that was doing patrols in the area and the suspects’ vehicle was immediately pursued. The suspects were caught within a few kilometres just outside Barkley West and were positively identified and all the complainants’ belongings were recovered.

The case has been reminded to 04 June 2018 for formal bail application and the three are remanded in custody.

The community is once more warned not to trust strangers. The public should always be vigilant when using ATMs and are advised not to withdraw large amounts of cash but to rather use EFTs. Police investigation continues.

Source: South African Police Service