- Bawumia has revealed the government is putting plans in place to digitise the operations of the rent control department
- Landlords and tenants will have an option to register as well as submit their tenancy agreements electronically
- He added that the government would be introducing a new programme to bridge the information and financial gap between tenants and landlords
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Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has revealed the government is putting plans in place to digitise the operations of the rent control department.
According to him, with digitisation landlords and tenants will have an option to register electronically as well as submit their tenancy agreements electronically.
The vice president added that the operationalisation of the department would help reduce queues at the office and enhance efficiency.
Speaking to pressmen during his visit to the Rent Control Department in Accra to observe their operations and understand their challenges he reiterated their decision.
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Bawumia added that each property would be uniquely identified by the digital property address.
In addition, he said on rent advance, the government will be introducing a new programme to bridge the information and financial gap between tenants and landlords.
The programme will enhance the creditworthiness of tenants and therefore reduce the need for large rent advance requests by landlords. The government will also be focusing, going forward, on increasing the stock of low-income social housing for rent.
The decision to digitise the rent control department has really excited Ghanaians as they shared their opinions as well as their sentiments
David Jorbor said digitisation would make a difference in our governance:
Digitisation can make a difference in our governance processes as it will drastically reduce bureaucracy and lead to efficiency.
Ernest Appiah Asamoah said there is no proper addressing system in the country so it won't work:
Don't worry it won't work. There is no proper address system in the country, so fix the address system first
Nana Kwajo Adom Ayeh simply can't wait for the peace and financial freedom this would bring:
I can't wait for this to take effect to at least give some peace and financial freedom to tenants
Nana Ato Qwamina lauded the vice president's vision:
One sector at a time. Well done our able Veep. God grants you more good health and knowledge. Please, I pray you, that the electoral process in Ghana should all be digitalised in your next four years to do more period. Thank you.
Nuruz Hass believes this is good news:
This is a piece of great good news. Digitisation of rents issues to meet modernity.
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In other news, Vida Nsor, a Ghanaian pure water seller who is a single mother of four has been pleasantly surprised with a full apartment along with GHc7,500 to get herself established.
SVTV Africa in Ghana was responsible for the gesture as a video sighted by YEN.com.gh indicates that the group aired the sachet water hawker's story on their social media platforms.
After watching the story of how the single mother was struggling to take care of herself and the children, tons of Ghanaians decided to give her a helping hand.
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