Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications has called on the private sector to deploy innovative technology means to improve the National Identification (ID) system for national development.
This, she said, would stimulate the growth of Ghana’s digital development and ensure the achievement and promotion of the country’s digital economy.
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful was speaking at the opening of the “Tech in conference” organised by the Ministry of Communications in Accra.
The conference will provide a platform for stakeholders to highlight and discuss how technology is shaping traditional industries such as Banking, Agriculture, Health and Education.
And how players in the start-up ecosystems are disrupting norms and building local solutions, and how policy makers and regulators are responding to the emerging Fintech landscape.
She highlighted the importance of technology in improving public service deliveries as well and economic growth in the country.
Mr Vincent Sowah Odotei, a Deputy Minister of Communications, charged the private sector to find innovative technological ways that would improve the national identification system as well as develop other sectors.
According to him, once the national ID is improved, the system would ensure that fake identification cards were not used in any national registration.
“It would boost the telecom sector which will enable them to benefit from less fraud related cases,” he said.
Mr Odotei urged the private sector to work assiduously in order to meet the demands of the National ID system.
He expressed the Ministry’s readiness to collaborate with the private sector to provide connectivity to 200 communities in the country as part of government’s plan to transform the country digitally.