The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo, has described Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s digitalization speech as a complete waste of time.
According to Mr Adongo, Dr Bawumia was merely riding on the major transformational agenda pursued by the NDC in digitizing Ghana’s economy.
The Vice President, speaking on the theme “TRANSFORMING AN ECONOMY THROUGH DIGITALIZATION- THE GHANA STORY” on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at the Ashesi University, Berekuso in the Eastern Region disclosed a number of benefits in using the Ghana Card.
Among them are Ghanaians abroad to travel back home with Ghana, newborns to receive Ghana and Ghana set to become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to have a national scale E-Pharmacy.
But speaking on the Morning Starr, Mr Adongo told host Francis Abban that “the speech was not important because we already have digitization in the country but the Vice President, as usual, decided to add some flamboyant and touchy words to make it seem nice, interesting and important.
“Some years back people used to travel with other people’s passports because they were no biometric features on the passport. If today you want to change the travel document of one biometric document to another, what is the superior thing about this?
“Do Ghanaians need a visa to come to their country, so if you have a passport and you are living outside the diaspora you come to Ghana without a passport? What gets me uncomfortable is the clear intention to deceive the people of Ghana. We have to be serious about our country.”