Ghana Among Top Five African Nations Leveraging On Digital Technology
Ghana is among the top five African nations that are leveraging on digital technology to enhance public service delivery, according to Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The other African countries - Rwanda, South Africa, Senegal and Mauritania are also benefitting from digital tools in improving e-commerce and engendering growth in small businesses.
Vice President Bawumia said this when he delivered a keynote address at the opening of 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra and he was represented by Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.
Ghana is showing the way in using technological innovation to solve local problems in governance on the continent.
Over the past two years, the Akufo-Addo administration has rolled out a number of vast digitization initiatives to facilitate access to and enhance the delivery of government services.
Ghana have leveraged on technology to introduce a Digital Address System, Mobile money payments interoperability, innovative online National Health Insurance registration, an online tax-filing system, e-registration of businesses, automation of the application for Business Operating Permit, automation of the construction permit system, implementation of an electronic justice system to track court documents, the paperless port system and the yet-to-be rolled out Zipline medical drone system.
Ghana is set to abolish cash payments for government services as all payments would be possible electronically whether you have a bank account or not.