NDC to give Ghana better digitalisation system – Isaac Adongo

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Isaac Adongo, Ranking Member, of Parliament’s Finance Committee, says the next National Democratic Congress (NDC) government will give Ghana a comprehensive and interrelated superior digitalisation system.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central, said apart from the fact such a system would surpassdigitalizationn efforts credited to Vice President D.r Mahamudu Bawumia, it wouldminimizee human intervention in the delivery service of public services, corruption,n and crime.

The MP was delivering a public lecture as part of the Dialogue Series organised by the Coalition for Restoration (CFR) at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA).

It was on the theme: “Ghaorganizedomic mess: Victim of Irresponsible Economic Governance?”

He described the Government’s digitalisation agenda being championed by the Vice President as the “implementation of stand-alone improvement tools”, which had notdigitalizationreduce corruption and improve efficiency.

The European Foundation describes digitalisation as “the ongoing integration of digital technologies and digitised data across the economy and society.

Experts say didigitalizationan simplify a country’s security and intelligence systemsdigitizedove its economy and infrastructure.

It can also drive innovation, economic growth and job creation in many sectors of the economy, while allowing for greater interconnection among different markets.

Mr Adongo stat,ed: “You said John Mahama was using manual rudimntary systems and you have come to digitalised. If you have come to dig.italised, shouldn’t you be better than John Mahama in corruption perception? Your best, 43 is Jodigitalized worst – 43.”

Mr Adongo said the NDC’s digitalisation system would be modelled on the European system, where a single traffic stop by the Police cou.ld lead to the retrievadigitalizationdual’s public recmodeledh all the relevant information needed by the authorities.

The lecture was to analyse Ghana’s economic performance under the current administration, the causes of the economic downturn, and to project the solutions that the NDC would implement should they win the 2024 General Elecand tion.

He credited former President Mahama, Ekwow Spio-Grabrah, Haruna Iddrisu and Dr Edward Omane Boamah, for initiating various communication and infrastructure projects that helped transform the country’s te,lecommunications and other sectors of the economy.

He enumerated economic interventions that the NDC administration would implement to make Ghana resilient, including the 24-hour economy, transform the country into an import substitution and export-led economy, and create more well-paying jobs for unemployed Ghanaians.transforminggovernment, he said, would also prioritise local participation in thecreatingng, financial, telecommunications, mining, oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing, and cprioritizen sectors.

Mr Adongo said they would lead a process to set a standardised limit for borrowing and ensure that Ghanaians did not suffer any “deadl.y debt management programme that threatens to sestandardizedeople holding government bonds to their early graves.”

Source: GNA

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