SMSGH Receives 6 Nominations At TopApps Awards 2013

September 26, 2013 | 2 minutes read
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Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana – SMSGH a leading brand in mobile communication, content, and commerce aggregation has been nominated in 6 categories for this year’s Top App Awards.

Top Apps Award is Ghana’s premier apps exhibition and awards event. After weeks of intense judging activities, the shortlisted nominees for the 2013 Top Apps Awards were outdoors on the 25th of September 2013 via a statement on the website of the award, www.topappawards.com. According to the organizers the awards received over 50 nominations for 27 apps competing for 14 different award categories.

This year’s event is the second edition riding on the back of a successfully organized event last year. The categories include Mobile App of the Year, SMS App of the Year, Social App of the Year, Entertainment App of the Year, Utility App of the Year, Health App of the Year, Education App of the Year, eGovernance App of the Year, Agriculture App of the Year, and App Developer of the Year.
Awards will also be given out for Web App of the Year, Innovative New App, Top User Experience App, Finance App Company of the Year, and the much anticipated Top App of the Year.

Barely a year into its introduction, MPower Payments, received as many as 5 nominations – Web App of the Year, Innovative New App, Top User Experience App of the Year, Finance App of the Year, and Top App of the Year.
SMSGH has also been nominated for the coveted App Company of the Year for the marvelous work done at aggregating various domestic and international application services.

Commenting on the nominations, the Chief Technology Officer of SMSGH, Mr. Kwadwo Seinti, expressed delight and applauded his team of dedicated developers and nCodeDevLabs an app development partner on MPowerPayments for a good job done. He said “MPower is leading the dawn of a new era where online merchants and shopping enthusiasts will enjoy a convenient, safer, and overall better payment experience’’.

The top Apps Awards and Exhibition event is slated for Friday 4th October 2013 at Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT at 5pm.

The year’s event partners include Google, Nokia, Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Erke Ghana, Citi 97.3FM, TelecomEye, and GhanaBusinessNews.

SMSGH Wins At Citi Business Olympics

September 24, 2013 | 2 minutes read
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Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana24th September 2013 – SMSGH, a leading brand in mobile communications, commerce, and content aggregation weekend participated in Ghana’s biggest annual corporate sporting event, the Citi Business Olympics, emerging as the winner of the Chess trophy.

The event saw over 50 corporate organizations from the Accra-Tema metropolis competing for honors and bragging rights in various sporting events — beach soccer, table tennis, lime and spoon race, 50-meter dash, beach volley, tug of war, chess, scrabble, snooker, arm wrestling, etc.

SMSGH staged a comeback to the Citi Business Olympics having stayed away since its first appearance in 2006. Competing in more than 10 games with a staff team of 23 it was easy for anyone to tag the underdog status to the team. In the end, Mr. Andrew Kwame Nyakpo, a Software Engineer, emerged winner of the Chess competition, defeating all contestants and ousting the reigning champion.

Apart from this, Team SMSGH had good runs in many other competitions, qualifying for finals of the Business Obstacle Race, Snooker, and the 50-Meter Dash, and ousting the reigning Tug-of-War and Arm Wrestling champions in the quarterfinals to prove to corporate Ghana that the team is not only a force to reckon with in mobile aggregation, but also in sporting competitions.

Announcing the list of winners of the entire competition on CitiFM’s Tuesday morning show, the host Bernard Avle, said he was not surprised at SMSGH winning the Chess trophy as according to him SMSGH “…are the geeks of this world”.

The Citi Business Olympics, critically acclaimed to be the biggest corporate event in Ghana, is an annual event organized by Citi 97.3 FM, an Accra-based radio station. This year’s event held at Muuston Beach, Kokrobite in Accra was its seventh edition.

SMSGH remains Ghana’s leading mobile value-added-services company with services and applications in use by more than 7 million mobile subscribers. The company aims at blending communication, content, and commerce to create Africa’s most useful technology aggregation company. Its flagship solutions include MPower, MYtxtBOX, and Jumpfon.