Godwill Arthur-Mensah, GNA
Accra, Sept. 5, GNA – Mr George Andah, a
Deputy Minister of Communications, says govt is leveraging on electronic
technology to advance the agricultural sector introducing that the Countrywide Home
addressing Program, Nationwide Identification Process and the Countrywide
Interoperability Payment system are the important pillars.
Beneath the Home Addressing Process, he mentioned,
it was aiding to deal with the situation of land tenure process, land administration
and land administration troubles by making certain that there was enough facts for
demarcating people’s farms to reduce conflicts in land utilisation in the
He claimed the Countrywide Identification Technique
was supposed to assure that govt provides solutions this kind of as agriculture
extension products and services to farmers or correct folks at the proper time though the
Mobile Cash Interoperability platform was promoting a funds-lite modern society for
economic inclusion and enabling farmers to fork out for items and expert services, as nicely
as entry banking products and services to progress their wants.
Mr Andah touted the country’s ICT
credentials at the ongoing African Environmentally friendly Revolution Forum (AGRF) in the course of a plenary
discussion on “Advancing Digital Procedures at State Level” in Accra on
The AGRF is the tenth version, which is the
brainchild of previous United Nations Secretary-Normal Kofi Annan, who was the
founding chairperson of the Alliance for Environmentally friendly Revolution in Africa, that’s why the
discussion board was moved to Accra this year, to coincide with the 1-calendar year anniversary
of his passing.
The function is the world’s premier forum for
African agriculture, pulling jointly stakeholders in the agricultural
landscape to go over and commit procedures, programmes and investments to realize
an inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation across the African
The discussion board attracted some 2,500 delegates
from 79 international locations in Africa and across the world, including Heads of State,
Ministers of Agriculture, Central Bank Governors, captains of business,
enhancement partners, associates of farmer companies, youth
business owners and other important stakeholders and it is currently being held less than the
concept: “Grow Electronic: Leveraging Electronic Transformation to Push Sustainable
Meals Techniques in Africa”.
It focuses on 3 regions- leveraging on the
digital know-how to leapfrog Africa’s agricultural sector into the foreseeable future,
empowering private sector and SMEs and tackling troubles with the local climate
Mr Andah stated that authorities was retooling
the Ghana Meteorological Support to deliver exact information on weather conditions
forecast so that farmers could forecast the rainfall sample to prepare planting of
seeds or crops.
Additional so, there was a GPRS Application that enabled
fishermen to locate fish inventory in the sea even though farmers could employ vans to
plough their farms at lessened price.
Furthermore, there was an ICT App whereby
farmers could use it to obtain extension providers, primarily with the
application of fertilizers, pesticides and other agro-substances in their farms
with the suitable amount as very well as access selling prices of goods on the marketplace using
The Deputy Minister stated that Ghana’s
information technologies conversation journey began in 2003 with the
introduction of the ICT for Accelerated Growth Policy focusing on
exploitation and deployment of ICT in the several sectors of the economic climate.
The plan, he reported, aimed at modernising
agriculture for agribusiness field and promoted community and non-public
investments, formulated again-born infrastructure with countrywide fibre community to
propel progress and boost rural telephony to aid conversation.
He mentioned 16 a long time down the line, the dynamics
in agriculture modernisation experienced challenged enormously with the arrival of
electronic technological know-how, leading to the critique of the ICT Coverage to drive execution
of excellence so that Ghana could entirely reward from the Fourth Industrial
Technological improvement, he explained, had
adjusted the way society do business, irrespective of the sector just one
belonged and, therefore, bettering the plenty
of the persons all over the earth.
In view of that, he claimed authorities of Ghana
had seized the possibility to develop the making blocks to maintain the digital
technological progress in get to harness the rewards and rewards inherent
He claimed Akufo-Addo’s authorities had
involved by itself with a push in direction of electronic technologies to aid supply
of general public solutions and create an enabling ecosystem for methods to deal with
the latest and anticipated demands of the citizens via sustainable policies