The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, as part of the government’s ‘Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda,’ has launched an online platform that will provide a single point of access to all government services.
The digital platform will also aid in revenue collection.
Speaking at the launch, an elated Dr. Bawumia said that the platform would also push the government’s agenda to digitalize the economy.
He was hopeful that the platform, ghana.gov, will increase transparency in state transactions.
“Transactions will be recorded instantly, avoiding any bribery and corruption regarding the quoted service fee and curtailing the risk of corruption,” he said.
Dr. Bawumia was also optimistic that the platform would boost revenue collection in the country.
“It is estimated that about 10 to 15 percent of revenue is lost through inefficiencies, theft or other accounting schemes. Going digital means we can improve our revenue collection by an estimated GHS3 billion annually.”
Several state agencies, including the Passport Office, Foreign Affairs Ministry, National Service Secretariat and the Registrar General’s Department are already onboard the platform.
The Vice-President expects that the launch will serve as a catalyst to speed up the onboarding of all MDAs by the end of the year.
Meanwhile, the Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, says that plans are advanced in the implementation of a Rural Connectivity Project to link both underserved and unserved areas in the country with telecommunication services within the next two years.
This, she believes, will quicken the digitization process in all parts of the country.
She reiterated the government’s commitment in helping the youth to develop digital skills for the global economy..