By Ngresangma Martha – 8/02/2024
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, a presidential candidate for the New Patrotic Party (NPP) unveiled his vision for the nation’s digital transformation in a recent speech. Addressing the public on Wednesday night, he outlined plans to harness the power of the Ghana card, issued by the National Identification Authority (NIA), to propel the country into a new era of efficiency and improved public services.
In a significant move, Dr. Bawumia shared that, under his office’s supervision, the births and deaths registry has been digitized. Moreover, he proudly announced the completion of the integration of this digital registry with databases from the Ghana Health Service and the National Identification Authority. This integration ensures consistency in birth and death records across these essential databases.
A key highlight of the speech was Dr. Bawumia’s commitment to alleviating financial concerns among the public. He announced the abolition of the E-levy, showcasing responsiveness to the citizens’ financial well-being. This policy shift reflects his vision of a government finely tuned to the needs of its people, paving the way for a more economically sustainable future.
“To achieve this goal, my administration will eliminate taxes on digital payments, and the e-levy will be abolished,” declared Dr. Bawumia.
In essence, Dr. Bawumia’s strategic focus on digitization and financial relief signals a transformative period ahead, setting the stage for a digitally empowered and financially relieved Ghana.