Ghana along with four other African countries has signed the Smart Africa Trust Alliance (SATA) agenda on data and digital identity interoperability, which holds accountability to private and public entities combined with trust frameworks.

The other countries in agreement include Gabon, Guinea, Zimbabwe, and Tunisia. The Communication and Digitalisation Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful welcomed the consortium’s alliance on interoperable digital identity systems which she expressed would enable an uptake in public digital services and private sector operations as well as ensure compatibility and compliance on data protection and privacy.

“The SATA declaration also will enhance additional revenues from higher service and platform usage… More so, it will reduce government bureaucracy when working or travelling in another country, save time or money”