Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia announced that newborn babies will be issued Ghana Card numbers beginning March 31, 2023.
He revealed this when he spoke to a group last week Wednesday at a breast cancer awareness program in Accra Newtown.
The event was jointly organised by Breast Care International and the Office of the Vice President to sensitise women on the need to regularly check and screen their breasts for early detection of cervical cancer for treatment.
According to him, the digital programmes and interventions rolled-out by the government have all helped in enhancing service delivery and promoting the ease-of-doing-business in Ghana.
He mentioned the digital property addressing system for easy identification of properties and locations, medical drone delivery centres to facilitate speedy delivery of medicines and blood products to remote areas, mobile money interoperability payment system for convenient transfer of money across the various telecommunication networks and electronic renewal of national health insurance cards.
In his view, the digitisation of the economy would fast-track economic development and urge the public to support the government’s digital transformation agenda.
On her part, the founder of Breast Care International and Peace and Love Hospitals,
Dr. Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, commended women for standing up for their civic rights, and drawing attention to acts of injustice being meted out to women in deprived communities.
“The continued re-awakening of our consciousness to challenges impeding our progress, bears testimony to our fidelity to the cause of the female textile torchbearers who triggered this struggle in New York on March 8, 1857.
“Clearly, that pioneering protest against unfair working conditions and unequal rights for women has not been in vain, given the sustained gains recorded by activists against artificial barriers and inequalities against women,” she said.
“The sterling performance of several renowned global women is sufficient evidence that a successful woman is the one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her,” she added.