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Dr Bawumia Buys Waakye With QR Code

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Dr Bawumia has launched all-inclusive Universal QR Code system developed for Ghana, as part of efforts by the Akufo-Addo government, to move the economy from a cash-based one to a cash-lite one.

Outdooring the QR Code at Auntie Muni’s, a popular waakye joint within the Cantonments on Thursday, 19 November 2020, Dr. Bawumia said the system is so flexible and easy to use for everybody to receive or pay for anything electronically.

“We are here to formally outdoor the Ghana Quick Response Code system or the QR Code, as it is known for short. It’s a very very historic day because we are solving a major problem here in Ghana and it is historic because Ghana will be the first country in Africa, to launch a QR Code payment system; and not only are we the first in Africa, we are also, as far as I’m aware, the third country in the world to do a Universal Quick Response System after Singapore and India”, the Vice-President said

According to him, even the QR Codes systems of Singapore and India “only cater for bank customers” but “Ghana’s QR Code system will cater for both bank and non-bank customers”, explaining: “That is those who use mobile money as well as have bank accounts”.

“So, in this regard, Ghana’s QR Code system is unique and it is the first of its kind in the world and, so, we have to be rightfully proud as Ghanaians that we have a technology to solve a problem that exists in our society but in doing so, we are really leading the world in this manner and, so, I am very proud here and it has taken collaborative effort”, Dr. Bawumia noted.

He said: “We just didn’t wake up and find a Universal QR Code in Ghana. The Ministry of Communication has been critical; the Bank of Ghana, GhIPPS, banks, telcos, fintechs – this is what is so unique about the Ghana story; it’s very very unique that we have had collaboration from all these stakeholders and we’ve been able to actually come up with this Universal QR Code”.

Explain its function, Dr. Bawumia said: “A QR Code, essentially, allows merchants or all people who receive payments, to receive the payments on their mobile phones. So, if you go, you can pay using your mobile phone; the merchant can receive the payment using the mobile phone, instantly”.

“So, you scan the QR Code and then you can confirm that this is the merchant and I’m paying this amount to the merchant, so, it’s very secure in that regard; it is very convenient”, he observed, adding: “We are solving a problem that has been with us practically since independence: we’re a cash-based economy and a cash-based economy is a very inefficient economy and we are cash-based because so many people are excluded from the financial system, so, we do a lot of financial transactions through cash, which means robberies can take place, as people carry cash around”, Dr. Bawumia noted.

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Wolves Striker, Raul Jimenez Suffers Fractured Skull After Head Clash With David Luis In Arsenal Game; Undergoes Surgery | PHOTOS

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Wolves have confirmed that striker Raul Jimenez suffered a fractured skull and has undergone an operation following his head clash with David Luis against Arsenal on Sunday, November 29.

The Mexican striker was stretchered off after the head clash with Arsenal defender David Luiz and was given oxygen after the accidental incident.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery The clash of heads occurred early in the match and resulted in a lengthy delay of around 10 minutes as paramedics and medical staff saw to both players.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7:27pm today (29 November) to reports of a person injured at Emirates Stadium on Queensland Road, Holloway.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer and a medic in car to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance by car.

“We treated a man at the scene and took him to a major trauma centre.”

The 29-year-old was taken to a London hospital, where he was conscious and responding to treatment.

In a statement on Monday, Wolves said: “Raul is comfortable following an operation last night, which he underwent in a London hospital.

Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez suffers fractured skull after head clash with David Luis in Arsenal game; undergoes surgery

“He has since seen his partner Daniela and is now resting. He will remain under observation for a few days while he begins his recovery.

“The club would like to thank the medical staff at Arsenal, the NHS paramedics, hospital staff and surgeons who, through their skill and early response, were of such help.

“The club ask that Raul and his family are now afforded a period of space and privacy, before any further updates are provided in due course.”

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Senegal World Cup Hero, Pape Bouba Diop Dies At 42 After Battling With Long Illness

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Pape Bouba Diop, a former Senegalese footballer has passed away at the age of 42.

According to reports, Bouba Diop had been suffering from a long-time illness before his death.

The midfielder became a national hero when he scored the goal which saw Senegal beat France 1-0 in their opening World Cup game in 2002.

He first arrived in English football when he joined Fulham from Lens in 2004. He later joined Portsmouth in 2007 and after a stint with AEK Athens returned to the top flight by joining West Ham in 2011.

After one season with the Hammers, he joined Birmingham City before being released in January 2013.

Diop won 63 caps for Senegal, scoring 11 goals including his historic World Cup strike.

Barthélémy Dias, the mayor of Mermoz Sacré-Cœur in Senegal paid tribute to Bouba Diop on Sunday, writing on social media: :Thank you GAINDÉ for making us dream so much.

“Your name will forever be engraved in the Football Hall of Fame alongside great legends.

“May God welcome you in his Paradise.”

 Senegal World Cup hero, Pape Bouba Diop dies at 42 after battling with long illness

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Prophet Nigel Gaisie Drops Another Prophecy Ahead Of The 2020 Elections

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Prophet Nigel Gaisie, the leader of Prophetic Hill Church has dropped a cryptic prophecy ahead of the coming 2020 election which is barely a week away.

In the next 6 days, Ghanaians would be going to the polls to elect a new president and parliament members to represent them in their various constituencies.

According to him, John Mahama would win the presidential elections, but he won’t be given the power because he is a Northerner.

His post reads: “The Lord Sais, tell the NATION..Thye said they won’t even give the POWER TO JM,EVEN IF HE WINS BECAUSE HE IS A NORTHERNER…Let the N.D.C WOKE UP, LET THE GOOD PEOPLE OF GHANA WOKE UP TO SAVE THIS NATION FROM WORSE DARKNESS EVER IN OUR HISTORY SAYS THE LORD” P.N.G”

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