- Dr Mahamadu Bawumia has made known the importance of building a strong economy on the grounds of digitisation
- According to him, development in a country without digitisation is like trying to get to Mars on a bicycle
- Bawumia noted that with the right systems and data driven-economies, a country will succeed
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The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has since the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) first term in office been a strong advocate for digitisation.
Bawumia can be credited with the introduction of a biometric national ID card, digital addresses for houses and streets, universal QR code, mobile money interoperability, the paperless system at the ports, online service for business registration, driver’s licence, passports, and NHIS renewal.
Doing what he believes is the best, Bawumia underscored the indispensable role of building strong micro-foundations underpinned by systems and data in the development quest of African countries.
In a tweet on Sunday, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia made known the importance of building a strong economy on the grounds of digitisation.
He added the fact that any country without micro-foundations and digitisation to drive it, is destined to fail, just as trying to get to Mars on a bicycle.
Bawumia noted that with the right systems and data driven-economies, a country will succeed.
“It is like trying to get to Mars on a bicycle. We have to be systems and data-driven economies. Digitisation is the key. Ghana is on course,” he ended.
“I hold Dr. Bawumia in high esteem and have unwavering faith in him,” Ama Busia said in a recent interview as reported by graphic.com.gh.
The sister of late Prime Minister Kofi Abrefa Busia, Ama Busia, added that: "When it comes to Bawumia, let me stand up for him. He has performed so well as Vice President and I say no Vice President has worked so hard and performed better than him in Ghana."
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