President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has revealed that some 17.6 million Ghanaians are currently enrolled on the national identity system, the Ghana Card, highlighting Ghana’s leading role in digitalization in West Africa and beyond.
The president assured that the country will continue to step up efforts to sustain the giant strides made in digitalization.
President Akufo-Addo made these disclosures during his message on the State of the Nation to Parliament on Tuesday.

The president noted that through efforts to digitalize the economy and the governance of the country, the economy has been deepened further with the financial inclusion of many citizens, earning Ghana the number one ranked country in e-governance in the region, as well as the largest drone delivery service.

On the vexed issue of the economy, President Akufo-Addo said the decisions concerning the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP) were not easy, but a year later, he was happy to announce significant developments and results in the management of the crisis.

The president revealed that the government of Ghana will fund some stalled infrastructural projects and assured the people of La in the Greater Accra region that their hospital will be done in 28 months.

On education, President Akufo-Addo said all arguments about the government’s flagship Free Senior High School (SHS) policy must cease, and he wants Ghanaians to focus on how to enhance the programme, which he said has broken myths and liberated minds.

President Akufo-Addo used the occasion to bemoan the state of sports and its gradual decline in the country. 
According to him, a presidential policy on football will be unveiled soon to revive the fortunes of the national team.

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