Mobile Money and Internet Usage Has Increased 69.6% & 13.2% Respectively – GSS1 min read
The Government Statistician Professor Samuel Kobina Annim, yesterday at a press release noted that, the Wave III Business Tracker has shown the rising use of mobile-money and internet usage among firms for sales.
“Data compared to Waves I and II, revealed almost 7 out of 10 firms are now using mobile-money to do business, with mobile-money usage increasing from 35.7% and53.4%(Waves I and II respectively), to 69.6%(Wave III) ”, he said.
Similarly, the share of businesses that have adopted or increased the use of internet usage for online sales from 8.4 percent to 13.2 percent
Prof. Annim said, firms within agriculture and other industries sector are among the highest users of mobile money for sales (81.0%), followed by manufacturing (76.2%) and accommodation & food (70.1%). The use of mobile money increased substantially in all the sectors across the three waves.
UNDP Resident Representative in Ghana, Angela Lusigi stated that, “We need to reimagine development in the digital age. It is encouraging to see more firms embracing digitalization as a default to improve business. UNDP remains committed to supporting Government’s digital agenda and recovery efforts to accelerate the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.
By: Nana Debrah