GHANA SIGNS DEAL WITH IBM FOR TECHNOLOGY IN GOVT ADMINISTRATION

ACCRA– The government of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with technology giant International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. to support public institutions in Ghana to apply blockchain technology in port logistics, improve transparency, information sharing and reduce fraud as well as support the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to use cutting-edge technology for efficient service delivery in the land sector.

IBM engineers and technicians will become involved in supporting these iniatives under the agreement, which was signed at a ceremoney here Thursday witnessed by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross during the Ghana-US Business Forum.

John Peter Amewu, the Minister of lands and Natural Resources signed on behalf of the government while Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, the Country Director of IBM-Ghana, signed on behalf of the company.

Mr Takreem EL-Tahomey, the General Manager of IBM in charge of Middle East and Africa, said IBM was in talks with the government to ensure a smooth take-off of the blockchain technology initiative in Ghana. IBM will collaborate with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to ensure that a White Paper is issued for the implementation plan.

IBM is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 170 countries. Blockchain technology is a digital ledger in which transactions are recorded chronological and publicly. This technology ensures transparency and authenticity in transactions.

The current Ghanaian government on assumption of office had adopted technology to overcome information challenges and to build a database as an information ecosystem for economic management. It instituted some policy interventions intended to create the fiscal space to implement growth enhancing initiatives and pursued deliberate path of building institutional reforms through digitization and use of electronic platforms.

It has rolled out programmes such as the online business registration, certification and licence renewals, ongoing issuance of the national identification cards, digital address system and establishment of credit referencing bureau with concomitant effects on the cost of credit, mobile money interoperability system to fast-track economic growth.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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GHANA SIGNS DEAL WITH IBM FOR TECHNOLOGY IN GOVT ADMINISTRATION

ACCRA– The government of Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with technology giant International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. to support public institutions in Ghana to apply blockchain technology in port logistics, improve transparency, information sharing and reduce fraud as well as support the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to use cutting-edge technology for efficient service delivery in the land sector.

IBM engineers and technicians will become involved in supporting these iniatives under the agreement, which was signed at a ceremoney here Thursday witnessed by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross during the Ghana-US Business Forum.

John Peter Amewu, the Minister of lands and Natural Resources signed on behalf of the government while Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, the Country Director of IBM-Ghana, signed on behalf of the company.

Mr Takreem EL-Tahomey, the General Manager of IBM in charge of Middle East and Africa, said IBM was in talks with the government to ensure a smooth take-off of the blockchain technology initiative in Ghana. IBM will collaborate with the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources to ensure that a White Paper is issued for the implementation plan.

IBM is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, with operations in over 170 countries. Blockchain technology is a digital ledger in which transactions are recorded chronological and publicly. This technology ensures transparency and authenticity in transactions.

The current Ghanaian government on assumption of office had adopted technology to overcome information challenges and to build a database as an information ecosystem for economic management. It instituted some policy interventions intended to create the fiscal space to implement growth enhancing initiatives and pursued deliberate path of building institutional reforms through digitization and use of electronic platforms.

It has rolled out programmes such as the online business registration, certification and licence renewals, ongoing issuance of the national identification cards, digital address system and establishment of credit referencing bureau with concomitant effects on the cost of credit, mobile money interoperability system to fast-track economic growth.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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