The Vice President of Ghana Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has alarmed the launch of an e-Travel Card for public officials.
According to Dr. Bawumia, the e-Travel Card will regulate the overspending by public officials, and their budgetary allocations for travel can be monitored and controlled better.
He continued that, the e-Travel Card will eliminate the risk of carrying cash, transparency, ease of accountability, timely retirement of accountable Impress, and others.
He said: “Since Independence, public officials are provided cash for their imprest when they travel. This system has many associated problems including the risks of carrying cash, fraud in the disbursement of imprest, the increasing use of cashless payment channels in many jurisdictions, ineffective monitoring, and controls, etc.
E-Travel Card will facilitate the cashless disbursement of travel allowance and other payments for local and foreign trips of public officials.
All officials will be issued with the e-Travel card and their imprest and per diem for travel will automatically be put on the card for use”.
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