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07-Nov-2018  
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The Government of President Nana Addo DankwaAkufo-Addo is determined to leverage the advantages of technology to address the challenges Ghana has faced over the years.

Thus, the infusion of technology into national life, evidenced in the introduction of a National ID Card, Digital Property Addressing System, Mobile Money Interoperability, paperless systems at the port, to name a few, are reflective of the Government’s commitment to the application of technology to resolve Ghana’s age-long challenges.

The Vice President of the Republic, Dr MahamuduBawumia, reiterated Government’s resolve on technology application when he addressed the 2nd Africa Biennial Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) hosted by the School of Information and Communications, University of Ghana, Legon on Wednesday 7th November, 2018.

“We have long lived with public sector inefficiencies in the educational, economic and land administration sectors,” Vice President Bawumia noted. “But now we see how information and communication technology have revolutionized our ways of keeping records and processing information in these sectors. The story is the same in our banks, hospitals, courts and other government departments.

“Digital technology is rapidly changing how people communicate with one another, produce and consume goods and services, and construct narratives about themselves.”

“Here in Ghana,” he continued, “our government has introduced a number of digital technology-based initiatives that will bring efficiency, ease, and comfort to endeavours in many sectors of our economy.”

Enumerating some of the successes already chalked in the course of the digitisation agenda, including improved turnaround times at the Ports, greater financial inclusion for the large unbanked population, more efficiency in the acquisition of passports and the virtual elimination of corruption in the acquisition or renewal of Drivers’ Licences, Vice President Bawumiaindicated that many more technological applications are either being fine-tuned or would be implemented soon.
 





These include making top-notch senior high school tuition accessible through the soon-to-be-launched I-Box, via which lectures of tutors in A- Class schools will be recorded and made available to all schools across the country, and the outdooring of an emergency number linked to the Police, Fire Service and the Ambulance Service, as well as the Digital Property Address System to make emergency service provision quicker.

“Another step is to align all payments for government services (such as passports, birth and death registration, port duties, DVLA fees and charges, Registrar General’s Business registration fees) to be done online, with the support of mobile money interoperability and other FinTech systems. Hopefully this will be in announced by the Finance Minister in the upcoming coming budget.”

Government, Vice President Bawumia assured, would stay the digitisation course to improve the lives of the ordinary citizen.
 
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Name: Jojo
The incompetent in chief, all he does is making speeches at conferences and inaugurations and lying like satan. His president is also going round the world dancing azonto and atopa.
 
Name: Ampem
See funny Bawamia and co, Obama proposed that every American child must learn how to code or to program a computer. I wonder if Bawamia knows what computer programming is all about?.Instead of bringing better agenda for the youth to learn computer programming you are still relying on foreigners to write simple programs and taking outrageous ***barred word*** monies from Ghana. ***barred word*** policies!!!!
 
Name: Ogyam @paul SALINARATU HAS NOT TRAVELED BEFORE, HE HAS JUST SHOWN THAT VIA HIS COMMENTARY
We will identify all those who have not traveled before but expose their ignorance here. One beautiful thin about America is that, when Prez Obama came to power, the American economy was bad. Obama revamped it and when government changed, Prez Trum has improved the American economy. Massa, this is good governance. Unlike NDC which come to send Ghana back to HIPIC or BAILOUT.
 
Name: paul
Alhaji Salinaratu Technology is what is moving the world and we must adopt same. Dr. Bawumia is a working vice president he is leading the use of Technology in transforming the economy.Ghana is being spotten on see how the automobile companies are coming in to establish as a result of the confidence in the economy. We are all here we saw the 8 year mismanagement of the economy by your NDC.
 
Name: Alhaji Salinaratu
Coward Vice President like this Fulani cow follower Bawumia. Using ICT to bring down Economy, this is a silly word. You have nothing to say upon all the paperless work in our ports now before the charges are high. Better stay aside and follow your inlaw cows in Bechem, ***barred word*** thiefs. we are waiting
 



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