ITMore Africa NewsThe World Bank willing to support Ghana in its all-digital policy

March 28, 2019by myles

World Bank Vice President Hafez Ghanem told the Government of Ghana the international institution’s willingness to support it in its digitization campaign of the various social and economic sectors.

In a meeting with the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Mahamudu Bawumia, on March 25, 2019, the World Bank representative called on the Ghanaian authorities to invest more in infrastructure to expand the penetration rate of the country. Internet, to modernize the regulatory framework of competition to reduce the costs of services and strengthen the capacity of public administrations; to ensure the efficient use of digital in public services.

According to Hafez Ghanem, “the use of technology in education and health care is what is happening around the world and so it is an important area that we would like to support” .

This support for Ghana’s digitization is fully in line with the continent’s digital transformation strategy for which the World Bank has worked with the African Union and the United Nations Commission for Africa.

Since 2015, the Government of Ghana has accelerated the digitization of several strategic sectors to foster socioeconomic development. The e-government project is making good progress with the launch a few days ago of the e-justice system.

The interoperability of electronic payment systems in November 2018, has devoted greater financial inclusion to its populations. Many projects on the introduction of broadband in schools, in hospitals, are underway.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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