Bawumia has a set of bold, clear vision – Oppong Nkrumah

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Any person who seeks to lead Ghana must have a clear and bold vision to express, Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said.

He says the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has a “bold clear vision to express. He has a set of bd solutions. he does this on the shoulders of giants.”

The Ofoase Ayirebi lawmaker said this while serving as the Master of Ceremony during the event for Dr Bawumia’s address on Wednesday Febraury 7.

Government spokesperson on Governance and Security, Palgrave Boakye Danquah, also said that the address by Dr Bawumia will form the foundation of the manifesto for the 2024 elections.

The address, he added, will also set the stage for the campaign activities of the NPP to start.

“Dr Bawumia is going to tell the Ghanaian people what he wants to do, it is a very important day for Ghana and for the NPP. His address today will set the stage for capoging, for what he is going to do. What he is going to say will form the foundation and basis for the manifesto,” Boakye Danquah told journalists at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) auditorium, the venue for the address.

The Vice President’s speech is expected to also emphasize leveraging technology, data, and systems to foster inclusive economic growth.

Dr. Bawumia aims to position Ghana as a digital hub for Africa, narrowing the digital divide and applying digital technology and artificial intelligence to transform sectors such as healthcare, education, and public service delivery.

Dr. Bawumia became the first-ever leader of the NPP of northern descent. Having won the special and main presidential candidate elections of the party, he will take over the reins of the party from his current boss, President Akufo-Addo.

Since assuming office in 2017, Mr Bawumia has championed a plethora of digital transformation initiatives, especially within the public sector. This drive won him accolades like “digitalisation man” or “digital Bawumia.”

Some of his digital initiatives include Ghana.gov payment options, mobile money interoperability, and GhanaPost GPS, amongst others.