- Government is seeking to make the Ghana Card the sole source of identification for persons living in Ghana
- According to Bawumia, the adoption of digital technologies has been driven by the need to tackle our own local development challenges
- Following the completion of works to integrate the NHIS Card with the Ghana Card, accessing public services will receive a major boost
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Ghana under the leadership of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has focused more on the digitalisation of the country's systems.
Latest amongst the digitalisation of systems, is government’s quest to make the Ghana Card the sole source of identification for persons living in Ghana.
Government, however, launched a shortcode *929# to make the integration process of the NHIS with Ghana card easy.
After dialing the shortcode and following the prompts, holders of the two cards can link their National Health Insurance Cards to the Ghana Card and use the Ghana Card to access health care at any accredited National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) facility across the nation.
Following the completion of works to integrate the National Health Insurance Card with the Ghana Card, accessing public services will receive a major boost.
Speaking at the launch of the latest of Government’s digitization efforts on Monday, November 9, 2020, at the start of the NHIS Week Celebration in Accra, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, said it is the beginning of a new dawn in the NHIS.
“This marks the beginning of a new dawn in the National Health Insurance system. This innovation reaffirms the NPP’s Government’s commitment in our digital journey towards creating the needed ICT infrastructure comparable to any in the developed world,” Dr. Bawumia stated.
According to Bawumia, the adoption of digital technologies has been driven the need to tackle our own local development challenges.
This he said, would improve both economic and public sector governance, improve transparency and accountability, and also increase access to public services.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, revealed that 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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