Government Services, ePayment & eCommerce Platform LAUNCHED

 Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

Online payment has been a major challenge and has stifled e-commerce in this part of the world.   Countries like Ghana, Nigeria and some other West African countries are refused online payment due to perceive online fraud.

The e-Ghana project was launched in 2006 to transform the way Government does business and improve government service delivery to citizens and businesses. Since its establishment in 2008, NITA has been in charge of the third component of the e-Ghana project – establishing the e-government infrastructure.

One of the key mandates of NITA is enhancing delivery of government services through the use of ICT.  In this direction, NITA has put in place a Government network infrastructure spanning across all regional capitals using the state-of-the-art 4G LTE wireless and fiber optics technologies. A total of 120 LTE base stations is due to be completed by the close of 2015. The 780km long Eastern Corridor Fiber Optics also opens over 27 District on the Eastern corridor to high speed internet access and provides opportunity for mobile operators to provide services to underserved areas through fiber share. A western corridor and oil enclave Fiber optics project is at the last stages of design and will be implemented soon. A pilot data center now enables NITA to provide shared services to MDAs. The National Data Center, a tier 3 facility with over 600 rack space, arguably the largest in West Africa will be ready at the end of this month.  Service at the datacenter will be opened to all citizens and businesses in Ghana to continue the transformation process in Ghana using ICT as enshrined in the ICT4AD policy.

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