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Absa : Barclays Bank Now Named Absa Bank Ghana Limited
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The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, is projecting the number of tax payers in the country to increase to sixteen million by the end of the year.
Currently the number of people registered to pay tax payers in the country stand at two million.
Dr Bawumia, who announced this at the ceremony to mark the change of name of
The move to change the name of the bank started in 2016 when
Dr Bawumia who delivered the keynote address explained that government this year would start to convert all the national identification numbers to tax identification numbers.
This, he said, would help the GRA to increase the current two million people who are registered to pay tax to 16 million by the end of the year.
The Vice President said the government would leverage technology to promote the development of the country, and stressed that it was for that reason that government introduced a number of digitisation programmes to reduce paper transactions in the country.
He mentioned the National Identification programme, the National Digital Property Addressing system, saying the National Identification programme was to establish the identity of people and the National Property Addressing system to establish identity and ownership of properties in the country.
The Vice President said the
In addition, he said the Ministry of Finance would launch the Ghana Government Platform to enhance the efficiency of delivering government business.
Dr Bawumia commended
He said the bank had supported numerous development projects in all the sectors of the economy.
The Governor of the BoG, Dr
The governor commended the management for the seamless transition from
The Group Chief Executive of Absa, Daniel Mminele said the bank was proud to be part of the country's long rich history.
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