Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, claims that almost all adult Ghanaians now have access to a bank account.
According to the Vice President’s explanation of the government’s digitization strategy, digitalization isn’t about the personal benefit, but rather about helping the economy recover.
To that end, Dr. Bawumia said today, July 14, at Accra Business School’s formal inauguration of a collaboration between Accra Business School and South East Technological University Ireland:
As Dr. Bawumia put it: “We seek digitalization as a vehicle to tackle challenges faced by ordinary Ghanaians and restructure the economy.”
COVID-19 was also a wake-up call for digitalization, according to him.
With so many services on hold because of COVID-19, “the epidemic offered additional impetus to digital initiatives throughout the public sector,” he said.
Some of the advantages gained by the nation as a result of its digitalization program were outlined by him.
Nearly 90% of Ghanaians over the age of 18 currently have a bank account. Today, all you need to create a bank account is a Ghanacard and a smartphone. No paperwork is required.
You may now purchase pre-paid power units via your cell phone, wherever you are.”
Since the Scholarship Secretariat has gone digital, anybody may now apply for and receive scholarships from the comfort of their own home, according to Mr. Smith.
Ghana’s vice president remarked, “We have gained ICAO clearance for the usage of the Ghana card to travel to Ghana from overseas without a visa.”