The National Communications Authority (NCA) has said 40.8 per cent of Ghanaians for once or multiple times have used mobile money services provided by telecommunications companies.
This means a little over 12.2 million out of the close to 30 million Ghanaian population, have access to mobile money services.
The NCA further posits that, a greater percentage of individuals from the rural localities had never used mobile money services although 44.8 per cent of them owned mobile phones.
The above findings comes on the back of a survey conducted by the regulatory body on the use of Information Communications Technology (ICT) by some 5,946 households across the country.
Conducted in June 2019, through a collaborative effort between the NCA and the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), the survey measured Ghana’s ICT development based on ICT Access, Usage, Skills and Digital Divide focusing on ICT indicators that are consistent with the standards used by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in computing the ICT Development Index (IDI).
The objective of the survey was to provide a reliable database at the household level to meet the increasing demand for data on ICT indicators as well as contribute to policy and data-driven decision making to promote development of the ICT industry in Ghana.
The survey, covered 5,946 households from all Regions in the country, focused on Individual ownership and usage of mobile phones, SIM cards and computers, internet access and usage, mobile money, bundling, households ownership and usage of ICT products and services.