I’ll Use Digitisation To Fight Corruption … Says Bawumia

The flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, says the fight against corruption will never be won if the country fails to elect a committed leader like him in December.

According to the flagbearer, he has in the past years demonstrated quality leadership and now has the solid track record in the fight against corruption in Ghana, through the digitisation policy he suggested to the Akufo-Addo government, which is being implemented.

Even though he admitted that corruption has different layers and shapes, the surest way to fight against the canker, to him, is through digitisation, which has been tried and tested in other economies.

He contended that because of the decision to digitise most of the state institutions, there are no more ghost workers on the government of Ghana payroll.

“There are no more ghost workers because everybody is identified by their finger print through the Ghana card and a ghost cannot have fingerprints. That is the end of the story for ghost workers in Ghana,” Dr Bawumia said

He was speaking at a meeting with the leadership of faith-based groups at Presbyterian Church Grace Chapel at Akropong, as part of his campaign tour of the Eastern Region.

Dr Bawumia revealed that through the digitalisation policy, the Akufo-Addo government was saving GHS400 million every year because the ghost names had been deleted from government’s payroll.

Touching on transport, Dr Bawumia said the government had started negotiations for the Metro Mass Transit Company Limited to import the first 200 electric vehicles this year.

According to him, transport fares are going up due to increase in prices of petroleum products and thatsince the electric vehicles are not going to use fuel, transport fares will be stabilised, saying “we’re going to use electricity to drive vehicles.”

The National Electric Vehicle Policy is anticipated to set market signals and contribute to the transportation sector’s decarbonisation, in accordance with Ghana’s National Energy Transition Plan 2022–2070 and international climate change commitments.


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