All gov't payments to be done electronically by June 2020 - Dr Bawumia reveals
Vice President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has revealed that by June 2020 all government payments will be done electronically.
Dr Bawumia said the digitalisation is to increase government revenue and facilitate ease of doing business.
“We think that by June next year we should have systems where all government payments will only be done electronically. The platform now exists,” he told a conference of Digital Roadmap at the Labadi Beach Hotel Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
He recounted many places where the digitalisation is taking place and said, “we are also beginning the process of digital land registry. Passport applications are now online.”
In addition, Dr Bawumia said the Health Ministry is now in the process of digitalising all health records.
The conference brought together relevant agencies in the telecommunication space, including the National Communication Authority and Ministry of Communication. It is under the theme, ‘Moving Ghana Beyond Aid: Expanding the Local Digital Economy.’