The government insists that the country’s digitization space has accelerated in a way that deserves applause.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia believes this is at a level where other countries need to emulate to improve their structures.
Speaking at the Accra Business School in Accra on Thursday, the Vice President highlighted the role of information technology in the government’s development agenda.
During his explanation, he cited the National Insurance Commission (NIC) auto insurance database as an example.
In this regard, he recalled an issue in the UK where a Lamborghini was stopped earlier this week.
According to the vice-president, the British police had difficulty verifying the insurance details of the car.
“So they had to tow the vehicle because they couldn’t establish if the vehicle was insured. Now they have to come and set up the car insurance database because they could have just used their phone to find out if the vehicle was insured or not,” he said.
For this reason, he insisted that Ghana is out of the league of some of the developed countries when it comes to improving technology.
“So we are ahead of many advanced countries in this area,” he added.
Dr. Bawumia was the guest of honor at the official launch of Accra Business School’s IT programs.
Nevertheless, regarding digitization, the vice president said that the total revenue generated annually from the application for passports increased to 56 million yen from 1 million yen in 2017.
This increase, he said, is due to the government digitizing the processes for obtaining passports.