The Honourable Minister for Communications and Digitisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has detailed out progress made by her ministry with respect to online services portal, Ghana.Gov.

The sector minister indicated the significance and all benefits her ministry had enjoyed since the establishment of the portal.

Honourable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful iterated that, Ghana.Gov since it introduction has facilitated the collection of a sum of GH¢210 billion and she further claimed that, the service corrected many short falls in online service payments.

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In the same vein, hon Ursula Owusu-Ekuful took the opportunity to inform people not to compare the NDC’s e-services portal to the Ghana.Gov portal which was introduced by NPP’s administration.

“There is no comparison between the NDC’s e-services portal and the Ghana.Gov. It will be like comparing chalk and cheese or ‘Aboboya’ and Mercedes Benz and Tesla.” She stated

President Akufo-Addo’s Government seized to proceed with the already existing online service platform which was being utilized by the NDC government and initiated a partnership deal with three local technology firms, Hubtel, Express Pay and IT consortium to establish Ghana.Gov, to facilitate the digital service and revenue collection platform.

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Honourable Ursula Owusu-Ekuful ironed out factors for which President Akufo-Addo’s government discontinued the e-services portal in 2018.

“It could not reach a broad user base due to inadequate connections in significant parts of the country,” she added

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