Ghana Digital Economy
The Ghanaian Government outlines its priorities in the digital/ICT sector for 2022-2023.
During the Covid pandemic, the Government of Ghana announced the Ghana COVID-19 Alleviation and Revitalization of Enterprises Support Program, (the Ghana CARES Program) or ‘Obaatan Pa’. Phase two of CARES has a strong focus on digital-related policies and technologies. It provides insight into the Government of Ghana’s approach to developing the ICT/digital economy in 2022 and 2023.
- Government efforts in this area are focused on expediting implementation of Government digital initiatives such as the National ID, digital address systems, land records digitization, and Ghana.Gov and then consolidate them to improve productivity and service delivery.
- The Government seeks to digitize fiscal revenue collection, support a cashless society, and improve online education delivery.
- The Government will seek to invest in the national fiber network backbone to expand and improve internet connectivity. Promoting increased digital literacy is another priority.
- Finally, the Government seeks to support Ghanaian technology entrepreneurs to build tech hubs and to export IT-enabled services such as business process outsourcing (BPO).
For more information on potential commercial opportunities linked to the CARES Program and the digital/ICT sector in Ghana, contact the Commercial Section of U.S. Embassy Ghana at email: email@example.com or Tel: +233(0)30-274-1870. See: Ghanaian Government FAQs about the CARES Program.