- The government would on February 18, launch a mobile application to enable customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to buy prepaid credit via mobile phones
- This app would help customers to directly make a purchase without directly having to visit points of sales
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Vice president, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has announced that the government would on February 18, 2020, launch a mobile application to enable customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to buy prepaid credit via mobile phones.
This app would help customers to directly make a purchase without having to visit points of sales.
He made this known while addressing a Town Hall Meeting in Kumasi Tuesday, February 11, 2020.
Bawumia added that the mobile app would help to eliminate the stress ECG customers go through in getting prepaid credit particularly, at night.
"You can buy units for others as well," he said, adding that “now people will be calling you to buy credit for them.”
Dr Bawumia said the government’s resolve to digitise Ghana’s economy was to do away with all inefficiencies and corruption in the system.
That, he added, would help Ghana to reap the benefits of digitisation, saying "Digitisation is going to reduce a lot of inefficiency and corruption."
Earlier, Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has credited his government and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the first government to have reduced electricity tariffs in the history of the Fourth Republic.
According to Bawumia, the 22% reduction in electricity tariff in 2018 was the most significant intervention.
“[In] 2018, we reduced electricity prices by 22% and by the way, this is the first government in the history of the fourth republic that has reduced electricity prices. And in 2019, we increased the prices by 11% but when you take the net between 2019 and 2018, in net terms, since we’ve been in office, we’ve reduced electricity tariffs by 10%.”
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