Ghana’s Digital Property Helping to Curb Crime & Aiding Rescue Team, Says Consul General
The digital property address system, a unique national identity card introduced by the Ghanian Government, which has so far captured over 16 million Ghanaians has helped to curb crime and assist rescue team in their operation.
The Consul General of Ghana in Lagos, Her Excellency, Hajia Samata Gifty Bukari disclosed that the digital property address system is also boosting mobile money interoperability, which is driving financial inclusion, tax identification number, as well as several digital reforms in some government agencies.
Bukari was a guest at the TechTV Network Digital Agenda Forum said in her goodwill message that the Government of Ghana has been unrelenting in its efforts to build a robust digital economy which is deemed to be pivotal to the future of the country’s development.
According to her, measures to design and implement a robust framework for a digital economy have been put in place saying that various digital infrastructure has been introduced to make the conduct of business and living generally easier and more efficient.
“Zooming in on the digital infrastructure laid by the Ghana’s government to make life easier, the digital property addressing system would help resolve challenges that emergency response institutions face. Rescue teams in Ghana have always been impeded by navigation difficulties in times of accidents at homes, roads, or other forms emergencies”, she said.
She stated that the new technology would enable the police service to easily access addresses and deal effectively with crimes saying that health providers, fire and ambulance services can easily identify incident locations to save lives at a faster rate.
Bukari said that technologies are of benefit to Ghanaians and improve government operations adding that Ghana in May 2018 launched the mobile money interoperability system which allows direct and seamless transfer of funds from one mobile money wallet to another mobile money wallet across networks.
She also said that it has created convenience for mobile money users to transact business and drives financial inclusion, lowers cost of transaction, increases service reach, and reduces reliance on cash for payments.
“It also provides a financial transaction engine that is versatile, efficient, and robust and enhances patronage by both banked and unbanked segment of the population”, she said.
Bukari noted that the realisation of a strong and vibrant economy is dependent on a country’s ability to build solid systems and institutions on the back of the ever-increasing digital transformation being witnessed globally.
“Countries and organisations that do not prioritize enablers for digitalization are likely to remain uncompetitive and stagnant”, she stated.