May 20, 2024

The digitalization drive by the vice president and the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is making Ghanaians compete in the trend of technology.

According to a stalwart of the New Patriotic Party, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko it is good that African countries such Ghana and Kenya can boast of trading with a cashless system.

He explained that E-transactions are safer, easier monitored, reduces the risks of street mugging, robberies, money laundering and the funding of crimes such as terrorism.

Narrating his experience in Europe, Gabby Otchere-Darko indicated that he went to a cafe Tbilisi Bakery, to buy croissants and fresh juice and the tiller said no to my note but accepted his Ghanaian debit card.

“In Europe, cash is fast becoming extinct as a currency for transactions. More and more ordinary shops only accept electronic payments. It is good to see that Africa is not being left behind in this trend, with countries like Ghana and Kenya leading the way.” He wrote on his X account.

“E-transactions are safer, easier monitored, reduces the risks of street mugging, robberies, money laundering and the funding of crimes such as terrorism. I went to a cafe today, Tbilisi Bakery, to buy croissant and fresh juice and the tiller said no to my note but yes to my Ghanaian debit card.” The renowned New Patriotic Party (NPP) member added.

Dr. Bawumia has over the years championed the cashless system in Ghana.

Currently, institutions such as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) and others are operating with cashless systems.

“Our staff are not accepting cash, so we humbly appeal to all customers to visit Google Play Store or App Store and download or update the ECG PowerApp to view and pay their bills before our revenue officers visit their premises. Customers can also pay and view their bills through the shortcode *226#” ECG announced.

Meanwhile, The president of the policy Think Tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has called on Ghanaians to embrace Dr. Bawumia’s digitalisation drive.

“The reported cuts in underground fibre optic cables and the lack of lnternet access tells how the Internet is almost equal to blood. Surely you appreciate Bawumia’s digitalisation drive. “Now his team should be thinking about a transparent framework that encourages true public-private partnership in the provision of satellite technology for communication. Nothing like SUBAH, KELNI GVG, and jocular clever scams like the location apps when Google exists.”  He wrote on Facebook.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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