Category archives for: Governance

Is Big Tech Destroying Retail Markets?

When online markets for consumer goods and services first emerged, they were hailed for empowering shoppers, encouraging competition, and reducing transaction costs. But much as changed since then, and if current trends continue, online markets will become markets in name only. Washington DC, US, May 17, 2018// – Information technology is not just transforming markets; […]

UN: Many Technological and Development Gaps still Remain

May 15, 2018//-The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD) acknowledged that many technological and development gaps still remain. 

The COO Dilemma: Making the Visionary Visible – the COO Role in Executing Exponential Organisational Strategy

Nairobi, Kenya, May 14,  2018//-The term ‘exponential organisation’ was first introduced in a 2014 book by the Singularity University founding director Salim Ismail and co-authors Michael Malone and Yuri van Geest.

Why Excessive Tax is No Solution to Kenya’s Gambling Problem

May 11, 2018//-It is barely four months after the coming into force of the 35 per cent tax on gaming revenue, and the Treasury is proposing new tax changes in the gambling industry.

Senior Manager Accuses His Boss of Awarding Contracts to Relative

Accra, Ghana, May 10, 2018//-A former Procurement Manager at the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Benony Bleponny, is accusing the Director-General, Kofi Osei-Ameyaw and Human Resource and Administration Director, Fiifi Amissah, of manipulating the process in order to give 11 contracts to Ram’s Kitchen owned by the former’s in-law.

South Africa destroys 1000s of Confiscated DVDs

Pretoria, South Africa, May 8, 2018/ — The Minister of Communications, Ms. Nomvula Mokonyane with the Film and Publication Board (FPB) in partnership with the South African Police Services (SAPS), City of Cape Town Informal Traders Unit, City of Cape Town (Economic Development) and Cape Town Metro Police destroyed close to 106 000 illegal pirated DVDs and […]

Committee Backs Auditor-General of South Africa’s Termination of KPMG, NKONKI Contracts

Cape Town, South Africa, May 7, 2018// — The Standing Committee on the Auditor-General has expressed its support of the decision made by the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) to terminate contracts with Nkonki and KPMG auditing firms.

Why Ghanaian Newsrooms are Susceptible to Fake News

Accra, May 5, 2018//-The latest and maiden study on fake news in Ghana has revealed that almost 90 percent of newsrooms in the West African country rely heavily on user-generated content from social media for news, making them susceptible to fake news.

Anxiety as Ugandan Regulator, Pay TV Operators Dispute Over Fees

May 5, 2018//-In a war that initially played out in paid adverts in the dailies, a dispute between Uganda’s pay TV operators and the communication regulator is keeping consumers on the edge.

Study: Ghana Media Houses Don’t Have Systems to Combat Fake News

Accra, May 2, 2018//-A debut study by Penplusbytes www.penplusbytes.org on Fake News in Ghana has shown that the Ghanaian media landscape does not have systems, budgets or trained personnel dedicated to combat the menace of Fake News.

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