Vice President Mahmoud Bawumia has announced that plans are far advanced to digitalize both the private and public transport sector. He says that digitalization drive will begin with the traditional commercial taxi service then followed with commercial buses. He says this will ensure easy and safe travels within the country. He was speaking at the Church of Pentecost’s 46TH Session of the General Council Meetings 2023 which is being held in the central region.
According to Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, the initiative is to help keep traditional taxi operators in business and in competition with those that rely on ride hailing apps.
He says the step is being taken after government received several complaints from traditional taxi drivers that they were being kept out of business.
According to him, the policy which would soon be implemented mimics the UK’s Oyster card and will ensure easy access to transport services as well as safe and comfortable travels.
The Vice President announced however that the policy will be piloted with taxis then followed by commercial buses upon its successful implementation.
Vice President Mahmoud Bawumia spoke at the 46th Session of the General Council Meeting, 2023 of the Church of Pentecost which is being held at the Pentecost Convention Center at Gomoa Fetteh in the central region.
Top leadership of the Pentecost Church is at a session to elect new leaders to replace those whose mandate will be expiring soon.
Delivering his state of the church’s address, chairman of the Church of Pentecost Apostle Dr Eric Nyamekye reiterated the church’s commitment to national developmental agenda. He says it is in this vain that the church is investing in the areas of health and education as well as aiding inmates at various correctional and reformation centers to learn skills.