Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president, has stated that in the country’s desire for growth, he favors the Ghana card over road interchanges.
The national identity card, commonly known as the Ghana Card, is deemed to be more advantageous than the multiple interchanges built throughout the nation by the Chairman of the Economic Management Team.
“We have implemented a national identification system and today we have 16 million Ghanaians with unique identities and that is a major transformation. And sometimes a lot of people don’t even appreciate what the impact of the Ghana Card is.
“But if you gave me 1,000 interchanges and a Ghana Card, I will choose the Ghana Card because it is more impactful,” he said on Thursday.
Dr. Bawumia extolled the virtues of the Ghana Card, claiming that it has made digitization easier to deploy and helped the government fight corruption.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, vice president, is concerned that Ghanaians do not completely understand the government’s push toward digitalization.
Dr. Bawumia stated that the government seeks digitalization not for its own purpose but rather as a vehicle to restructure the economy while speaking at the opening of two new high-level information technology programs at Accra Business School in Baatson in Accra.
He claimed that the government has used digitalization to effectively address numerous issues that Ghanaians have faced.
Dr. Bawumia stated that the importance of the introduction of the Ghana card, a National Identification System, cannot be overstated.
“Some of the issues originate with independence.
Lack of a unified national identity system was an issue we inherited.This has existed ever since our independence.For the Ghana card, we had put in place a national identity system.
It has undergone a significant transition for the 16 million Ghanaians who have individual identities today.Many people occasionally fail to understand its significance.
“I would take the Ghana card because it has greater impact if you gave me 1000 interchanges,” he continued.
He gave an example of how the Ghana card had made life easier: “For instance, students may now receive loans without guarantors with the Ghana card.”