Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says the government has completed the digitization process to allow taxes to operate on a platform like an Uber where customers can reach them at the comfort of their homes.
He added that the project will be piloted within the Greater Accra Region and later extended to other parts of the country adding that government is committed to going digital in public and private transport.
The Vice President who was speaking at the 46th session of the General Council meeting of the church of Pentecost says the move will help taxi drivers compete locally with other digital transport apps.
“I’m happy to say that work on digitalisation has now been completed for taxi drivers to compete with Uber drivers. In the next couple of months, we will be able to place our taxi drivers in the Greater Accra region to start work on an Uber-like platform. You will be able to call and order taxes just like you do with Uber. It’s a practical solution to digitise the operations of taxi drivers,” he said.
Dr. Bawumia who was the Special Guest of Honour charged the church to hold political leaders accountable for their utterances and ideas.
“I want to commend the Church of Pentecost for their upcoming meeting with the politicians. Please remember to ask the politicians when we assemble, solutions to problems of this country and let’s have politics of ideas and not insults and propaganda. That’s what we need in Ghana,” he advised.
Chairman of the Church of Pentecost Apostle, Eric Nyamekye says the church which currently has the biggest number of congregants in Ghana will continue to empower the youth which is one of its driving forces to create visionary leaders.
“The church has achieved so much in the area of health, security, evangelism, support for the needy, infrastructure, education among others. With the biggest number of congregants in Ghana, we will continue to empower the youth to be visionary leaders,” he stated.
At the 46th session of the General Council Meeting held at the Pentecost Convention Centre in Gomoa Fetteh, church leaders across the globe gathered to deliberate on the way forward for the church while highlighting its achievements.