All government officials who travel on assignment outside the country will soon be required to use a credit and debit card in their transactions in a bid to ensure accountability and transparency, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed.
“We have decided that in the area of travel, government workers travel a lot and tend to carry cash; we have to move all government travels to credit and debit cards so that if you move to anywhere you can make all your payments on your credit or debit card, and the accountability and transparency, therefore, will be assured.
“When you come and retire your impress, you can show all the payments you made and it will be demonstrated by that; it will save government a lot of money, and for domestic travels the gh-card will be very good,” he said.
Speaking at the GH Dual Card’s launching under the auspices of the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) in Accra on Wednesday, Dr. Bawumia indicated that it is a deliberate policy of government to use technology for driving the economy.
The GH Dual Card is a two-in-one payment card that has both the e-zwich and gh-link applications. It can therefore be used either as e-zwich, gh-link or both as desired. Depending on the request of a customer, an issuing bank can activate any of the functionalities that serves a customer’s purpose.