In a Facebook post after the launch of the platform on Wednesday July 14, he said “I am excited that once again we did not have to go beyond our shores to develop and manage a platform to address a local challenge.
“Indeed, the spirit of collaboration and innovation exhibited by the local technology companies ( Hubtel, expresspay and IT Consortium) is worth commending.”
He added “At the Jubilee House today [Wednesday July 14, I launched Ghana.Gov, a one-stop platform to enable citizens to easily access government services, simplify payments for public services, ensure prompt payments for the services and promote transparency and visibility of internally generated funds dubbed Ghana.Gov and can be accessible via www.ghana.gov.gh or shortcode *222# on any mobile phone.
“Ghana.GOV will offer a simple and single convenience for all government services and will also make it easy for everyone to find and pay for government services.”
He explained that the convenience of enabling all persons to pay for government services with mobile money, bank cards, the new GHQR code, “our fintech apps on our phones or at any bank branch will eliminate the hassle of going through long queues and hopping from office to office just to make a payment for a government service.
“I congratulate and thank all who worked hard to turn this idea into reality, leapfrogging bottlenecks in public administration, accelerating our economic transformation.”