Government launches GH-Dual Card to fight ghost names

Government launches GH-Dual Card to fight ghost names

- Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says public workers will soon be required to obtain the new biometric GH-Dual Card

- According to the Veep, this will also help get rid of ghost names on government payroll

- He made this known at the launch of the GH Dual Card by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement System (GhIPSS)

Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has launched the world’s first dual purpose EMV and financial inclusion payment card in Accra.

Known as the Gh Dual Card, the new product, being rolled out by the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS), is a two-in-one payment card that has both the e-zwich and gh-link applications.

It can therefore be used either as e-zwich, gh-link or both as desired on payment platforms.

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According to officials of GhIPPS, the card has been designed to give cardholders access to both funds on their e-zwich cards and in their bank accounts at the same time, and seeks to eliminate the inconvenience that comes with carrying multiple Cards.

The card can be used by cardholders for any point of sale purchase across merchant locations; ATM cash withdrawals; ATM PIN change; and Balance Enquiry. Thus, any customer who has an e-zwich card and also owns a bank account can opt for a Gh Dual Card instead of two separate cards.

Speaking at the launch ceremony on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, Vice President Bawumia celebrated the strides Ghana continues to make in the quest for greater financial inclusion, in order to ensure holistic national development.

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