VIDEO: Bawumia uses QR code to buy waakye and urges Ghanaians to do the same anytime they are making a purchase.
The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, hit the street of Accra today, Thursday, November 19, 2020, to formally outdoor the Universal Quick Response (QR) Code and Proxy Pay system.
As part of this, Dr. Bawumia set the tone by buying waakye with the digital payment system.
The Bank of Ghana launched a universal Quick Response (QR) Code payment solution with HPS, making it the first African country to introduce a universal QR code.
This is part of the digitization agenda the ruling New Patriotic Party has started executing since they came to power. They started with a digital identification system, paperless systems, and an online passport application.
Speaking with the media, he entreated everyone to subscribe to the digital payment system as it is accessible to all.
“I expect big things for Ghana, going forward, and we are riding on the rails of the Mobile Money Interoperability. Everybody should look to using the QR code, download whatever application. What is important is that, even if you don’t have a smartphone, you can use the system. It works both for smartphones and the ‘yam’ phones to make payments.”
Have a look at he video below.