As the guest speaker at the launch of Gh Dual Card by Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), the Vice President disclosed the the government will use it to fight the perpetual ghost name syndrome on public sector wage bill.
It is a dual purpose card that can function as an e-zwich and a gh-link card at the same time.
It makes moving funds seamlessly across the various payment platforms: mobile wallets, e-zwich wallets and bank accounts possible. This is the first of its kind in the world.
With the introduction of the GH Dual Card, coupled with the mobile money payments interoperability architecture, Ghana is well positioned to go cashless with payments for public services. Ghana is now leading in the digital payments field in Africa and we will continue on this trajectory with much more innovations in our digitization agenda.
We are going to leverage on the GH Dual card to pay all public sector workers through the filter of e-zwich. Workers will have their monies paid to their bank accounts but through the ezwich filter. This will make it impossible to have ghost workers on the public sector payroll.