Ghana’s digital drive spearheaded by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia obtained one other measure of vindication Monday because it emerged high of the newly launched West Africa Digital Competitiveness Index.
Ghana scored 66% on the index, half a proportion level greater than Cape Verde in second place. Nigeria rounded out the highest three with a 65% rating.
The index was compiled by the pan-African suppose tank Digital Foundation Africa, which announce through a press release that “the Index measures, access and rank which of the West Africans states is implementing, adopting while using good policies among other uses of digital services while mapping the growth of its digital development sectors for socio-economic transformations”.
The index was compiled utilizing about 10 variables from Mobile Money & Online transactions to Digital Infrastructure & Policy implementation.
“The Ranking would guide ECOWAS states in their approach in the implementation and development of the digital sector hence translating into how citizens transact and use digital in their daily lives. After the release of the index, activities will be held to engage governments and other stakeholders per country to help in the direction and future of the digital sector,” the assertion added.
Ghana has constructed a robust digital economic system lately championed by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Bawumia, whose digital advocacy led to being named probably the most influential leaders in Africa, has postulated digitalisation as an answer to most issues plaguing African nations.
As a consequence, digitalisation has been employed as a software to make life higher for Ghanaians underneath the Vice President’s management.
Milestones achieved throughout the Bawumia digital period embody the nationwide identification card system (Ghana card), digital property deal with system, cellular cash interoperability, ghana.gov platform and digitalised operations on the Ports, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA), Passport workplace and many others.
Others embody the National Electronic Pharmacy Platform (NEPP), use of drones to ship medical provides, and the whole networking of all authorities hospitals, plus extra.
In 2022, Ghana’s digital development was recognised by the Mobile World Congress Africa after being named the No.1
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