The clarification aims to address potential misconceptions and provide context to the Vice President's earlier remarks.
During his address at the GIPC Awards event on Friday, December 8, Dr Bawumia underscored the government's commitment to harnessing technology for streamlined and efficient services, highlighting the multifaceted utility of the Ghana Card in various aspects of daily life, including transactions.
However, the Vice President clarified that he did not suggest a direct link between the Ghana Card and the purchase of a car, emphasizing that his statements were taken out of context.
Dr. Bawumia explained, “One of the things that we don't have currently in Ghana is a credit scoring system that the referencing agency will normally do. That statement I made, of course, was taken out of context, and some people even disagreed with that statement, saying we don't have such an individualized credit system in Ghana.”
He continued, “With the cooperation with the central bank, we are very close to introducing an individualized credit scoring system in Ghana next year, which will allow us to differentiate risk from individuals. The Ghana card being the anchor, some people misunderstood that, saying you can use the Ghana card to buy a car, which doesn't make sense. The Ghana card will help you get credit to be able to assist you in making purchases of goods and other services.”
The clarification aims to ensure that citizens have a clear understanding of the intended message, considering the potential impact of the Vice President's statements on public perception.
The incident sheds light on the government's ongoing efforts to advance technological initiatives, contributing to the ease of doing business, enhancing service delivery, and fostering a more digitally inclusive environment for citizens.
The GIPC Awards, in its 20th edition, celebrated the achievements of the top 100 companies in Ghana's business landscape.
The event took place at the Grand Arena of the Accra International Conference Centre, recognizing the significant contributions of these companies to the country's economy across various sectors.