On Friday, June 16, 2023, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, urged Ghanaians not to entrust Ghana to leaders who lack a clear vision for the country.
He made this remark after filing his nomination forms to vie for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential ticket. He highlighted the various developmental policies that the NPP government has implemented, such as the Ghana card, Digital Address, Mobile Money Interoperability, Drone Delivery of medicines, One District One Factory, Planting for Food and Jobs, Zongo Development Fund, Agenda 111, Free TVET and Free SHS.
He also stated that the government has created 2.1 million jobs in six years.
Bawumia warned that the country cannot risk going back to the era of “visionless” leadership.
“We have put in place these transformational policy initiatives, and it is very important that we don’t go backwards as a country. We cannot put the country back in the hands of people who don’t have an understanding of and belief in the vision. That is why it is important for us to break the eight. There is still much more to do,” he said.
Bawumia’s speech was met with cheers and applause from thousands of NPP supporters who were present.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also expressed his commitment to taking Ghana to a higher level of transformation and economic development if he becomes Ghana’s president.
“I believe that it is time to move Ghana to the next level by building on the foundations we have put in place so far. Together with you, I want to see a Ghana where we leverage technology, data and systems for inclusive economic growth. I want to make Ghana the digital hub of Africa. I want us to bridge the digital divide and apply digital technology and artificial intelligence for the transformation of healthcare, education, and public service delivery amongst others”.