May 22, 2024

The president of the policy Think Tank, IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe underscored the need Ghanaians should appreciate Vice President and the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumi’s digitalisation drive.

According to him, Dr. Bawumia’s digitalization drive is important to the nation most especially at a time where Ghana and other West Africa countries are battling with stable internet services.

His comment comes after Ivory Coast faced a severe outage, while Liberia, Benin, Ghana, and Burkina Faso experienced significant impacts. Cloudflare, an internet firm, confirmed ongoing major disruptions in Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, and Niger through one of its monitoring accounts.

“The reported cuts in underground fibre optic cables and the lack of lnternet access tells how the Internet is almost equal to blood. Surely you appreciate Bawumia’s digitalisation drive.” Franklin Cudjoe wrote on his Facebook post.

He therefore advised Dr. Bawumia and his team to find a transparent framework that encourages true public-private partnership in the provision of satellite technology for communication.

“Now his team should be thinking about a transparent framework that encourages true public-private partnership in the provision of satellite technology for communication. Nothing like SUBAH, KELNI GVG, and jocular clever scams like the location apps when Google exists.” He added.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has promised to transform Ghana through digitalization. Since he started the introduction of digitalization in the country, a lot of public institutions have gone into a paperless system.

During his lecture dubbed ‘Ghana’s Next Chapter: Selfless Leadership and Bold Solutions for the Future’ at the University of Professional Studies in Accra on February 7, 2024, the NPP flagbearer promised to introduce other initiatives such as digital and streaming platforms for the artists.

“We will introduce other initiatives such as digital and streaming platforms for our artists to make tourism and the creative arts a growth pole in Ghana,” he said.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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