(Ecofin Agency) - Ghana’s Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, will today launch a single digital payment platform on which citizens can now pay their taxes and other financial obligations. This platform (Ghana.GOV) is a new step forward toward achieving the government’s digital strategy.
According to the information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (pictured), Ghana.GOV will provide a single point of access to all services of ministries, departments, and agencies of government, and ensure that anyone who needs to make single payments can do so through the portal without having to go through several people.
This new tool aligns with the government's program to digitalize public services and is expected to increase public revenue collection and expenditure savings and reduce anti-corruption spending.
Let’s note that several initiatives of this kind have been undertaken by the Ghanaian government as part of its policy to digitize public services. These include the introduction of paperless port operations, integrated e-Immigration, e-Procurement, e-Parliament, e-Justice, e-Cabinet, Interoperability of Government Databases, etc. The new platform will also be a key component of the government's efforts to promote the use of ICT in the delivery of public services.