Bawumia commissions and distributes 365 pickups to educational sector

Bawumia commissions and distributes 365 pickups to educational sector

- Vice President Bawumia has commissioned some pickup trucks and motorbikes for various districts of the GES

- The distribution of the vehicles is in line with the government's plan to pursue several reforms in the educational sector

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has commissioned 365 pickup trucks and 493 motorbikes for various districts of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

Out of the 365 Isuzu pickup trucks distributed, 206 of them have been allocated to Metropolitan Municipal District Chief Executives(MMDCEs) and 105 to the Ministry of Education and its various agencies.

According to a report filed by Ghanaweb, the remaining trucks will be given to some selected senior high schools, since they were procured by GETFund.

Also, the 493 motorbikes are to aid the work of circuit supervisors in various districts.

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The distribution is in line with the government's plan to pursue reforms in the educational sector to improve learning outcomes in schools.

Dr Bawumia urged all stakeholders to make good use of the vehicles and motorbikes presented to them.

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In other developmental news, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed that in two weeks' time, Ghana will become the first African country to launch a universal Quick Response (QR) Code.

This move, according to the vice president would make the country a cash-lite society.

Speaking at the Mobile Technology for Development (MT4D) Conference in Accra, Bawumia said the QR code which will be compatible with feature phones (popularly referred to as 'yam phones' in Ghana) and smartphones will allow merchants and customers to receive non-cash payments easily without rushing to cash-out.

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