Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, has revealed his digital transformation agenda as he seeks to become the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2024 elections.
He outlined his vision to make Ghana the digital hub of Africa when he submitted his nomination forms to run for the party’s presidential primaries.
Speaking to his supporters at the NPP headquarters on Friday, Dr. Bawumia stressed the importance of building on the foundation established by the Akufo-Addo administration.
“My vision for Ghana is to move Ghana to the next level by leveraging technology, data, and system for inclusive economic growth. I want to make Ghana the digital hub of Africa. I want us to bridge the digital divide, and apply artificial intelligence for the transformation of health care, and education,” he said.
He also mentioned the many transformational policies that the government has implemented despite economic challenges.
“We have transformed Ghana into a country that is ready for the industrial revolution. I have brought honesty, hard work, dedication and discipline to my role as Vice President. Despite the economic challenges of our time, our government has constructed more infrastructure than any other government in the 4th Republic and many transformational policies have been introduced for the first time in our history, such as the mass issuance of the Ghana Card, digital address system, mobile money interoperability, delivery of medicines by drone, one district one factory, planting for food and jobs, Zongo development fund, Agenda 111, free SHS, free TVET,” he said.
He added that the government has created over 2 million jobs in six years, more than any other government in the Fourth Republic. He also cautioned that it would be a mistake if the country returns to the days of “visionless” leadership.
“We have also created over 2 million jobs in 6 years, more than any other government in the 4th Republic. It is very important that we don’t go backwards as a country. We cannot put this country back in the hands of people who don’t have an understanding and belief in this vision. That is why it is important for us to break the 8. There is still so much more to do,” he said.