Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumiah has stated that the government is committed to building robust institutions to facilitate the economy of the country.
According to him, the majority of the problems faced in the nation are due to weak institutions which are unable to identify and train potentials of citizens and thus, the Nana Addo-led administration will inculcate technology in the system to improve the standard of living of Ghanaians.
He added that government is making strides to develop a new system; which calls “the soft infrastructure”.
‘‘We are leveled with problems that have been with us since independence and we have seen a change in government, however, these problems still persist and continue to be with us”
He emphasized on the need for a soft technological system to drive and solve the basic problems the country encounters specifically, issues relating to the economy.
“We’ve set our minds to solving issues concerning the economy from a different perspective by putting in place systems that can answer the questions and solve basic problems. We felt the need to leverage on technology in the digital world and so we began to fast-forward the process of putting in place the software infrastructure”, he said.
According to the Vice President, the soft infrastructure initiative is a fundamental digital system which is going to drive the economy efficiently and solve problems such as inflation and other economic related matters.
Dr. Bawumiah also added that the National Identification programme, one of Akuffo –Addo campaign promises which seek to establish a credible national database and give citizens a primary ID card to access all services in the country is underway.
“In any modern economy, there is a preponderance of unique identity which is key to management and we have already began the process at the national level which a mass registration has already begun at Adenta and this process is due to last for a year”, he assured.
He also promised that he outfit is going to “build an invaluable digital database for planning in health and education and as well as the economy and this card will also serve as a passport within the Economic Community of West African States(ECOWAS).
The Vice President Dr. Bawumia passed these comments when he addressed the 2nd Africa Biennial Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) hosted by the School of Information and Communications here on University of Ghana campus on November 7, 2018.
Story by: Priscilla Darko/www.universnewsroom.com