The government is building efficient digital systems to eradicate corruption – Bawumia

The Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the government of Ghana is hoping to eradicate corruption in the public sector with hopes of creating a more trustworthy and efficient environment. This he says they hope to achieve through digitization.

To him, corruption thrives in societies without transparency and accountability and that is the backing of the government to create a transparent, accountable, discipline,d and inclusive environment not based on “who you know or interpersonal relationship”

Dr. Bawumia made these statements at the Episcopal Ordination of the new Suffragan Bishop at the Most Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Accra. He further said that due to the present age we are in and technological advancement, most countries are intentionally developing systems that minimize the gap between the rich and the poor.

“The whole issue of corruption is one that is enveloped with sin but we live in a society that this phenomenon is one that we need to tackle.

“Corruption thrives in the very nature of the society where there is full of darkness because darkness hides and you cannot tell who is who and where you cannot tell the identity of a person then corruption can thrive,” Dr. Bawumia stressed.

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Dr. Bawumia said: “We are trying to put systems in place by identifying everybody uniquely with the issuance of the Ghana card”.


“When we came into office, only four percent of the adult population in the country was registered for taxes and when we made the Ghana card number the tax identification number, together with the SSNIT number and NHIS number among others the total of the adult population with tax identification numbers has gone up from four percent to 85 percent,” he explained.

He explained that with the measures and systems about to be implemented, there will be no need to bribe or use intermediaries to acquire a passport or driver’s license.

The Vice-President indicated that these are all intentional and specific measures being instituted in the fight against corruption adding “We have not finished the fight even though we have made the progress we still have more to do.”

Dr. Bawumia, therefore, called on all and sundry, urging everyone to help accelerate national development.

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Before descending the platform, the Vice President congratulated the newly ordained bishop and requested that the church prays for the good and peace of the country and the whole of the West African sub-region.

Dr Bawumia said the role of the Anglican Church was enormous and it had contributed significantly to improving the quality of education, alleviating poverty, and shepherding leaders in the country….adding that the government was grateful for their contribution to the nation.

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