Bawumia reveals plans to digitize football tickets for stadium entry

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said that very soon football fans will be able to buy tickets from the comfort of their homes to watch games at the stadium.

Bawumia reveals plans to digitize football tickets for stadium entry

According to him, the government is engaging the National Sports Authority (NSA) to digitize tickets for matches.

Dr. Bawumia said this during the official launch of the digitized National Assay Laboratory in Accra on Wednesday, March 2.

“The government under the leadership of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo recognises that our progress as a nation in the modern world is inextricably linked to digitalisation and will therefore continue its adoption for the enhanced service delivery,” he said, as quoted by Myjoyonline.

“It’s a critical path for our nation to remain competitive in the world of today and tomorrow. Government is willing to support any institution, public or private, which intends on implementing digital initiatives for efficiency.”

He added: “Actually, we have engaged the National Sports Authority because we need to digitalize football tickets to enter the stadium. You should be able to sit at home, buy your tickets and go and enter the stadium without any (scheming) at the gate.

“We are going to do exactly that and you will see it in the next months that we will all be using our phones to buy tickets to watch football in the country.”

This follows several complaints over the hassle that fans usually go through to buy tickets for Ghana Premier League matches, especially during games between archrivals Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.

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