The Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, yesterday announced that, the government of Ghana has made provisions for the deployment of 8,000 cameras across the country.

The initiative according to him, is part of government’s effort to enhance security in the country.

With a rise in criminal activities in the country, the initiative is to help track down criminals and also protect property.

According to him, government has already deployed 1000 cameras across the country with a central monitoring center in Accra as well as Kumasi and Tamale.

Although the central monitoring centres are in the 3 regions (Accra, Kumasi, and Tamale), the 3 centres will be monitoring all the 16 regions.

He further reveal that, government as part of its digitization agenda, has automated many processes to ease the cost and hassle of doing business.

For example, currently only one form is required to register a business, instead of the filling of four separate forms that was previously required.

Also with the new process, applicants will instantly be issued the form online once payment is made.

To enhance access to telephone and digital services in rural areas government has deployed 200 rural telephony sites for broadband access.

The sites have been serving 500 communities in the last two years compared to 78 sites in 8 years by the previous government.