Ghana’s economy going digital, the black star of Africa is undergoing huge steps to boost the GDP and economic growth of the country with science and innovation. These are Ghana Card, SSNIT Card, Passport, Tax Identification Number, Bank Account, Sim Card, DVLA, and together with the mobile money payments and roll out of the Universal QR Code payment system will all be integrated into one platform.
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A statement made by the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana – Dr, Mahamudu Bawumia on tweeter
Dr, Mahamudu Bawumia has explained that early next year 2021, the integration will take place between Ghana Card and Social Security Card, Passport, Tax Identification Number (TIN), Bank Account, SIM Card, DVLA, and together with the mobile payments.
With regard to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), he said On Monday, 9 November 2020, I launched the latest government digitalization efforts, enabling the integration of the National Health Insurance Card with the Ghana Card.”
“I congratulated the Board and Management of the National Health Insurance Authority and charged them to deepen and widen the inclusiveness of the National Health Insurance System to make it possible for Ghanaians everywhere to have access and make renewals as easy as possible.”
Dr. Bawumia is spearheading the digitization agenda of the government to formalize and transform Ghana’s economy and further bring about inclusion.
According to him, this goal will be achieved if Ghanaians will renew the mandate of the New Patriotic Party in the upcoming presidential elections in December 2020. Which Ghanaians did in the just end 2020 general elections.
The Vice President in February 2020 launched a mobile application designed to make the purchase of electricity credits and the payment of bills more convenient for customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).
Known as ‘ECG Power’, the app, designed in-house by the ICT staff of ECG, will make it possible for 2.8 million out of the company’s 3.8 million customers to make payments for power purchased and services rendered by the company. This figure is expected to rise by the end of the year when old meters are replaced with smart ones.