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Ghana to Lead Africa in Anti-Corruption with Tamper-Proof Blockchain Government – Bawumia



Ghana to Lead Africa in Anti-Corruption with Tamper-Proof Blockchain Government – Bawumia

Accra, Ghana – In a groundbreaking move to enhance transparency and curb corruption, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia announced that Ghana will adopt blockchain technology as the next step in its digital transformation journey. This initiative aims to secure government data and records against tampering, reinforcing the administration’s dedication to leveraging digital tools in the fight against corruption.

Speaking at the 14th Commonwealth Regional Conference and Annual General Meeting of Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa on May 9, 2024, Dr. Bawumia highlighted the potential of blockchain to revolutionize government operations. “We are set to implement blockchain technology across all government transactions and data, making them transparent and tamper-proof. Ghana could become the first African nation with a blockchain-powered government,” he declared.

Dr. Bawumia has been instrumental in advancing the NPP government’s digitalization agenda. He pointed out that nearly all government agencies are now part of the Government of Ghana’s digital platform, with full integration expected by the end of the year. This sets the stage for the seamless adoption of blockchain technology.

“Our next step in digitalization is to complete the integration of our databases using the X-Road Integration infrastructure, similar to Estonia. By applying blockchain technology, we will ensure rapid and immutable identification of any changes in digital data and devices,” Dr. Bawumia explained.

He emphasized the robustness of blockchain in preventing corruption. “Blockchain technology allows us to detect any and all changes to digital data instantly, regardless of who made them. This makes it a formidable tool against corruption. By tracking and tracing all government transactions, we can ensure unparalleled transparency,” he added.

The Vice President expressed confidence in Ghana’s pioneering role, stating, “Our goal is to make Ghana the first blockchain-powered government in Africa and one of the few globally. We are committed to leading the way in this digital revolution.”

Ghana’s digitalization efforts have already garnered praise for transforming public sector administration. The shift to digital operations in government ministries, departments, and agencies has significantly reduced opportunities for corruption by eliminating manual processes. The planned integration of blockchain technology represents a significant advancement, poised to solidify Ghana’s leadership in digital innovation and anti-corruption measures in Africa.


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