By 2028, payment of government services with cash will be phased out — Mahama

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NDC flagbearer John Dramani Mahama

Former President and National Democratic Congress flagbearer John Dramani Mahama has promised to fully digitalize government revenue collection and payments systems.

Addressing CEOs at the 8th Ghana CEO Summit on Monday, May 27, Mr. Mahama said a new NDC government under his leadership would work towards phasing out cash payments for all government services by 2028.

"By 2028, we aim to phase out cash as a form of payment for all government services. We will also entrench the use of POS devices in transactions to make tax and levies collection more transparent," Mr. Mahama told the gathering of business leaders.

According to the presidential aspirant, digitalizing payment systems for governmental services would make transactions more transparent and reduce opportunities for corruption.

"We will continue digitalising our revenue collection and payment systems," Mr. Mahama stated.

The one-time president further pleaded with foreign busseses and investors not to leave the country amid recent economic challenges.

Mr. Mahama promised that a new NDC government after 2025 led by him will work to provide a conducive environment for businesses.

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