- Vice president Mahamadu Bawumia said Ghana has used technological innovation to solve problems
- He said this has helped the country in solving local problems
Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has said Ghana is showing the way in using technological innovation to solve local problems in governance on the continent.
Bawumia said over the past two years, the Akufo-Addo administration has rolled out a vast number of digitised initiatives to facilitate access to and enhance the delivery of government services.
Dr. Bawumia disclosed this at the Emerging Markets Summit at the University of Chicago Booth Business School in the United States of America on Saturday, April 13, 2019.
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“Technological innovation is helping us find better ways of solving local problems in governance,” Bawumia disclosed.
He said, in order to realise the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda’ a conscious effort is being made by the ruling New Patriotic Party government to formalize the economy by leveraging technology innovation and digitization.
“With digitization, we are introducing new and more efficient ways of doing things. We are changing the way things are done in the affected institutions for the benefit of ordinary Ghanaians,” Bawumia noted.
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Bawumia said the government would continue to play its role of making the environment conducive for the private sector to develop solutions to our local problems.
“As government, we need to play a role not only in planning the application of technology in addressing our development challenges, but also in the facilitation and promotion of enterprise level technological efforts. We believe that some supportive role of government is necessary for the development of technological capabilities in our quest for industrial pathways,” he concluded.
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