Immediate past Auditor General Daniel Yaw Domelevo has praised the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for leading digitization reforms in the country.
Seaking at a town hall meeting organised by the Catholic Professionals Guild under the theme ‘Combating the Virus of Corruption in our Country: My Commitment as a Christian Professional’, Mr. Domelevo highlighted the role of digitization in the fight against corruption and praised the Vice President for leading the digitization agenda.
“I appreciate the Vice President’s efforts in public sector digitalisation. I commend him,” Domelevo said.
The former auditor general acknowledged the role of digitization in tackling corruption, but cautioned that indiscipline would have to be curbed for the desrired impact to be made.
“If we don’t curb the indiscipline, the digitalisation will not bring the desired solution,” he added.
Dr. Bawumia has led the digital transformation of the country with a digital structure which has seen the digitization of several aspects of the economy and government services, and this has improved efficiency and reduced corruption in many government services.
Over the past four years, the country has witnessed remarkable digital transformation through a biometric national ID card, digital addressing system, digitization at the ports, passport office, registrar general, the DVLA and many other public institutions.
In the financial sector, there has been an expansion down to the informal sector, through the operationalisation of mobile money interoperability, which has allowed many Ghanaians to operate through digital payment.