https://www.myjoyonline.com/dishonest-bawumia-only-changed-mahamas-digital-applications-sammy-gyamfi/-------https://www.myjoyonline.com/dishonest-bawumia-only-changed-mahamas-digital-applications-sammy-gyamfi/

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dismissed Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's claim regarding the digitalisation of government services under the Akufo-Addo administration.

The party insists that credit for this initiative belongs to the previous John Mahama administration and is adamant about not allowing the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia-led government to claim undue credit.

In a press release issued on Monday, February 12, NDC's National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, highlighted that the Akufo-Addo government merely altered the Eservices.gov.gh platform, originally established by Mr. Mahama, to Ghana.gov.gh.

Mr Gyamfi in a response to the 2024 NPP flagbearer's address at UPSA, cited evidence from the last page of the Greenbook published in 2015 to support this claim.

He urged Ghanaians not to be swayed by Dr Bawumia's purportedly dishonest behaviour and instead called for rigorous scrutiny and demand for concrete evidence.

In essence, the NDC is challenging the Akufo-Addo administration's claims of digitalization achievements, asserting that they are built upon the groundwork laid by the previous administration.

“On Digital applications, the NDC under the multi-million dollar World Bank E-transform project, provided funding for the E-Government, E-Justice, E-Parliament, E-Procurement, E-Education, M-Health, i-Hubs etc. projects. This was part of Mahama’s vision to enhance efficiency and timeliness in the delivery of public services for the benefit of the public and businesses.”

"NDC also implemented the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System, popularly known as GIFMIS. This is a digital budget management platform, which is the system still in use by the Ministry of Finance.”

"Almost all the digital applications Bawumia is boasting about today were first introduced on the Eservices.gov.gh platform under the E-Commerce program. epay.gov.gh was built to offer digital payment services (credit/debit card, MOMO, cheques etc.) to the Eservices.gov.gh platform. Evidence of this can be found on the last page of the Greenbook published in 2015. The automation and digitization of processes at DVLA, GRA, AMA, NHIS etc. were all on this platform.”

"Dishonest Bawumia simply changed the name of Eservices.gov.gh to Ghana.gov.gh.”

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