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General News of Friday, 24 March 2017

Source: Ghanaweb

Mobile payments for services would curb corruption – Kwaku Sakyi-Addo

Government should encourage payment of public services by mobile money and other cashless methods to reduce corruption and boost government revenue, Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications CEO Kwaku Sakyi-Addo has said.

Mr Sakyi-Addo was speaking at a seminar organised by Wisconsin International University College’s School of Communication Studies on the theme ‘From Homo Sapien to Phono Sapien: How A Chip Changed the World’.

“Mobile money transactions are traceable and therefore provide greater accountability and transparency than cash transactions.”

Mr Sakyi-Addo also called for more support by government for tech start-ups and young developers, citing examples of how tech solutions were currently being used to create efficiencies in agriculture, health provision, transportation and law and security.

He further added that greater regional regulatory harmonization would help to propel the telecommunications industry forward.

Pointing to a future world run on computer chips, from programmed garments to driverless cars, Mr Sakyi-Addo said: “Never in the history of mankind has something so small, done so much for so many.”