Video of Vice president of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia spotted buying Waakye for Ghc60 from popular food vendor, Aunty Muni Waakye and paying using QR Code goes viral.
On March 25 2020, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia launched Ghana’s Universal Quick Response (QR) Code and Proxy Pay system in Accra.
During the launch, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia noted that “the Universal QR CODE which makes it possible for all merchants, service providers and institutions to receive payments from bank accounts, ezwich accounts, mobile money wallets or internationally issued visa or MasterCards instantly”
“Any merchant can have a universal QR CODE: e.g. chop bars, food vendors, barbers, carpenters or masons, musicians, shoe shine boys, khebab or ‘Kofi brokeman’ sellers, market traders, trotros, taxis, churches, mosques, schools, funeral committees, wedding organisers etc.”.
To walk his talk and not for it to be seen as a lie to Ghanaians, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia today, Thursday, 19 November visited a popular Waakye vendor, Aunty Muni and bought from her and paid with the QR Code.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia bought Waakye for Ghc60 and paid using the QR Code this morning as he was surrouded by a massive crowd.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia could be heard saying it is a safe method of transactions especially among traders that will help save their money from being stolen etc.
Watch the video below: