Microsoft Ghana Partners to Empower SME’s grow in the Tigo Business SME Empowerment Roadshow

Microsoft Ghana Partners to Empower SME’s grow in the Tigo Business SME Empowerment Roadshow

Microsoft Ghana has partnered with Tigo Business (Tigo Ghana), Lenovo Africa, ITWORX and ZEPTO. The partnership is to empower small and medium enterprise businesses in Ghana. Through the Tigo Business SME Empowerment Roadshow program.


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Tigo Ghana’s enterprise division, Tigo Business is taking with it a host of partners on it’s SME Empowerment Roadshow. They get joined by Microsoft Ghana, Lenovo Africa,  ITWORX and ZEPTO.  Each partner will contribute a package to make small to medium enterprises benefit from the program.

Microsoft Ghana will contribute through it’s Biz4Afrika initiative. Biz4Afrika is an online hub for African small and medium enterprises under the Microsoft 4Afrika program.

Biz4Afrika is an Africa-wide network of SMEs designed to enable a sustainable and connected community of entrepreneurs that will have a meaningful impact on job creation, global competitiveness and wealth creation in the long run.

Mr. Derek Appiah,  Country Manager for Microsoft in Ghana on the partnership said;

Microsoft’s goal is to enable SME’s in Africa to start, grow and accelerate their businesses through affordable access to technology, world-class skills and innovation.
We aim to help this sector sustain their growth, reach their full potential and turn their ideas into reality via initiatives such as Biz4Afrika – an online hub for SMEs in Africa

Modern Ghana shares on how the partnership will work,

The partnership brings together an ecosystem of business solution providers ranging from content, connectivity, devices, software and financial expertise to help businesses build solid processes at world class standards and give them a competitive edge both locally and in the sub-region.

Each partner brings an array of expertise to the table. Microsoft will provide access to email, domain names, and basic book keeping tools under the Office 365 services. Through its subsidiary partners; ITworx, will provide a rich portfolio of enterprise productivity solutions, while Zepto will provide tablets with keyboards for easy use in stores, POS terminals and software solutions specifically designed for the enterprise space by ITWorx.


To register to be part of the program, visit the TIGO BUSINESS EMPOWERMENT ROADSHOW


Source: Modern Ghana

Introducing the ZEPTO UmiTab 10.1

Introducing the ZEPTO UmiTab 10.1

“The ZEPTO UmiTab 10.1 is Zepto Ghana Limited’s latest hardware.”

Zepto UmiTab
UPDATE: find a review on device here  We took it out for a spin.

The ZEPTO UmiTab 10.1 is a Microsoft Windows 10 device inspired by the design of the Surface Pro line and produced in partnership with Microsoft.  It’s designed to give you longevity use and provide you with easy access to your files anytime with the inbuilt 3G data access.

The cooperation with Microsoft means you get 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage, full version of Office 365 Mobile for a year. The UmiTab 10.1 targets students in tertiary institutions as such priced lower than it’s competitors in the same range.

Charles Ofori, CEO of ZEPTO Ghana Limited in a statement on their latest devices remarked;

“We are excited about what we are offering Ghanaians because not only does the UmiTab 10.1 offer quality at a low price but it provides Microsoft’s familiar fast and secure software.
Our teams across the country will ensure that customers get the technical support and customer service they deserve long after they have purchased the device.”

The ZEPTO UmiTab 10.1 Specifications include;

  • Windows 10 OS
  • Quad-core Intel Baytrail 1.83 GHz CPU, with Intel HD Graphics GPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB HDD storage
  • 10.1″ IPS capacitive touchscreen,  1280 X 800 Screen resolution
  • Dual Camera 2.0 MP Front and 5.0 MP Rear
  • HDMI Output
  • 2G, 3G (GPRS/GSM/EDGE/UTMS-900/2100MHz)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth BT 4.0
  • 7900 mAH Battery
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  •  550g , 258 x 172 x 9.7 mm

The PC’s come in red, cyan/blue, black, gray and pink colours.

NB: Bulk and Hire purchase option for institutions and students is available.
Contact George : 024 346 8137 The UmiTab 10.1 is currently retail priced at GH₵ 1,100.00 and available at ZEPTO Ghana Limited Offices across the nation and online via the Jumia store.UPDATE: find a review on device here

World Vision replaces IICD as TizaaWorks Partners

World Vision replaces IICD as TizaaWorks Partners

Microsoft Ghana collaborates with World Vision Ghana to run TizaaWorks, it’s employability platform after IICD it’s founding implementing partner ceased operations.

tizaaworkTizaaWorks online platform is a Microsoft YouthSpark and Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative introduced by Microsoft Ghana.

TizaaWorks is a national one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship to equip young graduates and school-leavers with the right employable skills to prepare them for the job market;
hard and soft skills to bridge the skills gap and secure first-time job opportunities, in addition to providing career guidance and resources for those wanting to build their own businesses.

IICD founding partners of TizaaWorks ceased it operations on 31st December 2015 after 20 years of operation.

“December 2015 marks an end of an era for IICD. In what is perhaps its final act of graceful self-effacement,”  – Kentaro Toyama, IICD International Advisory Board Member

Our gratitude goes out to our staff, global network of ICT4D professionals, and local and international partners who throughout the years trusted and supported our work to enable people in developing contexts to become drivers of positive social change.

“At IICD, we are confident that under the new leadership of the World Vision team, TizaaWorks will continue to make a difference for youth on their pathway to fulfilling their employment and entrepreneurship endeavors.
We wish the best of luck to the new implementing partner, and to the youth in Ghana – many meaningful opportunities for professional development.

We would strongly like to add a thank you to Microsoft for the collaboration and gratitude to all local partners who supported TizaaWorks in 2015” – Ewelina Szopinska

Microsoft Country Manager Ghana, Derek Appiah on the new partnership said,

“Having operated in Ghana for 10 years, one of our main objectives has been to invest in the country’s education and youth.
With the help of partners like IICD, we have been successful in launching TizaaWorks to improve youth employability and we look forward to reaching even more youth through our new partner World Vision, who have been driving similar projects on the continent.
Our ambition as we move forward is to reach even more young Ghanaians by engaging with local partners to connect them with online and physical opportunities in training, employment and entrepreneurship.”

World Vision Ghana’s Andrew Ofosu-Dankyi, speaking on becoming the new implementing partners;

World Vision Ghana collaborates with Microsoft to equip 20,000 disadvantaged youth from rural communities countrywide, with employable skills to prepare them for the job market.

“With our development interventions already benefitting over four million children and their families, our hope is that this partnership will deepen our objective to ensure rural youth acquire relevant employability and entrepreneurial skills.
In addition, the project will expose these youths to flexible ICT education, which will help them to match competitively with their counterparts in the cities.”

TizaaWorks offers access to free courses to develop the youth’s professional skills, aggregates the best, ensuring access to rich content and exposing them to the various learning and training organisations that can help them realize their career aspirations.

The TizaaWorks online platform offerings include:

* Plan your career – career counselling, job market info and stats
* Get trained – mentor matching, IT training, entrepreneurship, CV writing, soft & language skills
* Find a job – job matching tool Entrepreneurs – Start-up training, funding tools, social entrepreneurship and freelance opportunities.
* Get engaged – Community-based networking platform for users to share ideas and volunteer opportunities
Follow Tizaaworks on social sites Facebook, Twitter: @TizaaWork, Website: Tizaaworks

Source : Microsoft |  IICD |  World Vision Ghana

Where and How Much can you get A Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550 in Ghana

Where and How Much can you get A Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550 in Ghana

It’s been about three months since the release of the latest Microsoft  Mobile Lumia flagship and budget devices; Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 950, Lumia 550 and they are finally showing up in stores in Ghana.

Ghana Lumia
UPDATE: Find latest prices of devices here

A number of readers have been asking where you can find and buy one and how much it costs. So here is information on where and how much so you can plan your purchase.


lumia 950xl telefonikaLumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL prices at Telefonika Ghana

lumia 550Lumia 550 at Telefonika Ghana

Kindly visit for contacts and location details of all their branches.

compu ghana lumia 950xl and 950Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 prices at Compu-Ghana

*There currently isn’t any information on the Lumia 550’s availability and pricing yet.

Kindly visit for contacts and location details of their branches.


franko trading 950 xl
Franko Trading Ent. has the Lumia 950 XL for sale at GHS 2,500
*There currently isn’t any information on the Lumia 950 and 550 yet.

Kindly visit for contacts and location details of their branches.


Freddies Corner has the Lumia 950 XL on sale at GHS 2,500 .

*Please note all other Phone stores and retailers including the telecommunication networks; Vodafone, MTN, Airtel and Tigo rely on supply from the Microsoft Ghana mobile division who are yet to have the country variant devices.
Speaking to the Microsoft Ghana mobile division office, they are expecting these devices sometime in February, can’t give an exact date. So if you care about county variants and can wait it out fine, if not you could just grab one now.

*Also warranty on devices from sellers vary and kind of affect pricing. But all stores give a years warranty on manufacturers defect.

Have you seen the phones on sale some where else? For less maybe, kindly share with us.

Microsoft Lumia Christmas Sales – All Stores

Microsoft Lumia Christmas Sales – All Stores

Microsoft Lumia Christmas sales are all over the place trust me. As the Christmas season draws nearer and nearer more people are looking for gifts and new gadgets to buy. We’ve received quite a number of request on sales going on and around and on pricing as well. We’ve decided to put together a number of these Lumia Christmas sales from top stores around.

I must first say you need to first decide which device will best suit your daily need or that of the person you intend to get it for. This will arguably help in knowing whether to spend less or more. Also with all the “dumsor” you probably are looking for a second smartphone but budget friendly to help keep you social and online.

We also have a blog post on the ongoing Microsoft Lumia Achieve More promotion or Microsoft Lumia Rock ‘n Roll promotion where when you buy a new Microsoft Lumia device anywhere you get to show your receipt at any of the approved redemption offices, rock a bag and pick up a prize instantly.

So below we have device prices, from Telefonika Ghana, Compu-Ghana and Freddie’s Corner Ghana.

Telefonika Ghana

Microsoft Lumia Christmas Sales

Microsoft Lumia Christmas Sales Telefonika Ghana

Telefonika says you get a power bank and watch for free with every purchase.



Microsoft Lumia Christmas Sales

compu-ghana sales

So Compu-Ghana has free powerbank, earpiece, 2GB micro SD card and a travel charger for any purchase and if you are in the right branch can do a rock, dip and roll.


Freddies Corner Ghana

Microsoft Lumia Christmas Sales

I should say that you should check if the Microsoft Lumia devices sold at Freddies Corner Ghana are Microsoft Ghana mobile division country variants, as this might get you disqualified from the Lumia rock n roll promotion or any other promotions that may come up, but if that isn’t a concern for you, you are good to go.


We still are working to get Microsoft Lumia Christmas sales from other stores so make sure you come back to check on updates.


Compu-Ghana also has the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 up for sale. It’s the i5 6th gen Intel powered device, with 256GB storage.

Surface Pro 4 Specifications :

Display size/resolution 12.3-inch 2,736×1,824-pixel touchscreen display
CPU 2.4GHz Intel Core i5-6300U
Graphics 128MB Intel HD Graphics 520
Storage 256GB SSD
Networking 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0
Operating system Microsoft Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)

There are other Windows 10 devices for sale;

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If you happen to come by any other promotion or sales kindly share it with us. Also if you aren’t sure what device you should get talk to us and we’ll get to know how you use your device and advice.






Source: Freedies Corner GH, Telefonika Ghana, Compu-Ghana