Birth Registration Goes Hi-Tech


By Cecil Mensah

As part of the establishment of the e-service applications platform, the Ministry of Information and Communications, has announced that the citizenry can now access the following services: business registration, tax administration and birth and death registration service on the internet through the e-service portal

” Today, computers, web applications, mobile applications, software, etc all seeks to promote efficient services, higher productivity and greater convenience by reducing the gap in both space and time to bring the world closer.

Indeed the relevance and utility of Information Technology in our modern day lives cannot be underestimated.

According to the Minister, Mr Edward Omane Boamah the service was unveiled in 2013 as a channel for citizen and businesses peoples to access government services and sending feedback on the services.

He noted that the Government, has deployed 4G LTE network that provides access to key government services to all regional and some district offices of Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Metropolitan Municipal District Assemblies (MMDAs). A 10 Gbps fiber ring inter-connect all agencies and the seat of Government in Accra.

The Ministry recognizes that a thriving information-rich economy is essential for enhancing competitiveness and driving economic growth. It is in the light of this that Government is making it necessary to make the internet available for the use of everyone in Ghana, and more importantly, allow its use for governance, education, health service delivery, commerce, agriculture, environmental monitoring among others.

With the new technologies, new business models, and increased affordability therefore, we are certain to make a fast transition towards a fully-connected Information-rich and knowledge-based society in Ghana.

The Minister made this announcement at the launch of the Data Protection Commission, the commission tasked to regulate activities of Website and Registration in the country.

He commended the Board and Management of the Data Protection Commission for making the work of the Commission a reality.

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