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Ghana becoming one of the most digitized economies in Africa- Dr. Bawumia

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that Ghana is fast becoming on the most digitized economies in Africa.

He said this is because the investments of the Akufo-Addo government has put into digitazations.

In a presentation at the Nation Builders’ Update in Accra yesterday, Dr. Bawumia said “Just within the last four years, it’s phenomenal what has happened and Ghana is clearly on its way to becoming one of the most digitized economies in Africa. Specifically, we have registered and issued biometric national ID cards which the NDC government could not do in 8 years. 15.5 million people have been enrolled and the process will be completed in the first half of 2021. This has provided us with a database that will be the anchor for all transactions in the future providing a unique identity to all individuals.”

“We have also implemented a digital address system covering every square inch of land or water in Ghana. In the process, we have identified and provided unique addresses for all properties in Ghana, about 7.5 million properties,” he further stated.

The Vice President said the previous government did nothing to improve systems that directly impacted service delivery in Ghana.

“Most transactions were cash-based, less than 10% of the population had tax identification numbers and obtaining the driver’s license, passport, renewing NHIS card, obtaining birth certificates, manual and cumbersome court processes were not only inefficient and costly, they became breeding grounds for corruption as bribes were demanded to circumvent the cumbersome processes,” he added.

Source: Ghana Waves

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