Ghana set to become first African government powered by first blockchain

Ghana is gearing up to become the first blockchain-powered government in Africa. Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia dropped this bombshell during a conference in Accra, where he outlined the country’s digitalization plans.

He revealed Ghana’s impressive progress in digitizing government services. Almost all government agencies are now part of the digital platform, making it easier to access services online and pay electronically.

Ghana has raked in a whopping GHC 201 billion in revenue through digital transactions on That’s a whole lot of cash.

However, the real game-changer is that Ghana is diving headfirst into blockchain technology to make government data super secure and tamper-proof. This move will block corruption by keeping tabs on every single change made to digital data.

VP Bawumia didn’t stop there. He called out corruption’s stranglehold on Africa, with experts estimating losses of a mind-boggling one trillion dollars over the past five years. But he’s not just talking the talk; Ghana is walking the walk by investing in digital tools to fight corruption like never before.

Bawumia also challenged all African governments, urging them to step up their game in the fight against corruption. With the right tools and technology, he believes Africa can turn the tide against poverty and underdevelopment.

(Techpoint Africa)

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