Ghana launches universal QR code for cashless transactions to curb COVID-19 spread
03 April 2020 | 9:24 am
As Ghana deploys tactics to curb community spread of COVID-19, Alex Boahen, Head of Research at Databank Group joins CNBC Africa to discuss the impact on Ghana’s financial markets.
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