Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, believes Ghana has witnessed more transformation in the economy in the last 21 months than it has in the last 61 years.
He said the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has led the way in to digitising and formalising the country’s economy
Dr. Bawumia reiterated government’s resolve to transform Ghana within the shortest possible time.
According to him, the Nana Addo government will continue to implement policies and programmes designed to make Ghana a modern economy.
He added that the strides Ghana has made in the economy has never been seen since independence.
“The Akufo-Addo government is doing things, life-transforming activities and reforms, what we haven’t done as a nation over the past 61 years, in just 20 months. We are implementing reforms that will provide the critical, soft infrastructure that will ensure that Ghana becomes a modern economy.
“In just 20 months, we have implemented policies and programmes designed to formalise the economy and make life easier for both the ordinary Ghanaian and businesses. For instance, today, through the use of technology, getting a Drivers’ Licence has been made easier and cut out the need to pay a middleman before accessing an essential service. This is certainly good for the ordinary Ghanaian and business,” the Vice President said while speaking to participants at the UK-Ghana Investment Summit in Accra on Tuesday.
According to him, the NPP government has “delivered in this short period, and will continue to deliver in the coming days, months and years.”
Dr. Bawumia further revealed that government is “building a new, confident, modern Ghana through the use of technology and the implementation of critical reforms.”
He reiterated that government is committed to its Ghana Beyond Aid mantra, pointing to the identification (Ghana Card, to be rolled out nationwide soon), location (National Digital Property Addressing System-GhanaPostGPS implemented), seamless payment system (Mobile Payments Interoperability implemented), justice delivery (E-case tracking ongoing), improved access to education (Free SHS, E-education ongoing), and facilitating business operations (paperless port, E-registration of companies, as evidence that they are working.
“In the area of health, processes are underway to ensure the speedy supply of urgently required blood and medication to isolated, hard-to-access communities through the use of drones. The processes should be completed soon, and I’m happy to say that Government is not paying a pesewa for this. It is being funded by the private sector,” the Vice- President added.
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