Ghana set to introduce QR Code end of March this year

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Ghanaians will by the end of this month to enjoy the use of QR (Quick Response) Code in transacting business as part of the country’s digital payment agenda, according to Ghana’s Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia.

Giving his government’s firm assurance this time round at the maiden Mobile Technology for Development Conference in Accra, Dr. Bawumia reiterated that when officially launched, the new Universal QR Code will not only provide customers with an easy option for digital payment, but also allow merchants to receive digital payments without the use of Point of Sale devices.

This is the second time Ghana’s Vice President has announced an official launch date for the Universal QR Code in the country.           

The first time he announced the official launch date November, 2019 for the introduction of QR Code payments in Ghana was in July last year during his remarks at the closing ceremony of the 2019 Diaspora Celebration and Homecoming Summit held in Accra.

“This year there’s going to be also a remarkable introduction into Ghana of a universal QR Code for payments. This will help us move further into cashless direction because there will be no longer any need for merchants to have points of sales devices, with the QR Code platform. All they need is a mobile phone and even a ‘yam phone’ will work,” he said.

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