Bawumia’s Digitisation Policy Creating Digital & Technology Entrepreneurs
Concerned Voters Movement (CVM), a pressure group, says the digitisation of the economy being spearheaded by Vice President Mahamudu Bawumiah will help in creating digital & technology entrepreneurs, not only for Ghana but Africa as a whole.
A statement issued and signed by the founder and president of the movement, Razak Opoku and released in Accra over the weekend said digital and technology entrepreneurs are very key pillars for economic growth, jobs/wealth creation and innovation, hence the need to support Dr Bawumia’s effort.
The following is the full statement;
Every modern economy and society is developed through the concept of Digitalisation/Digitisation. Digitalisation is transforming the ways in which industries, businesses, agricultural products, general goods and services are marketed, distributed, traded, delivered and consumed in an increasingly digitised economy and market place globally, and Ghana is not an exception.
Online marketing, trading, shopping, banking and e-commerce have become the mainstream channels for consumers. Products, goods and services are moving from tangible mediums to digital ones.
In Ghana, the sustainability of government flagship programmes, such as Planting for Food and Jobs and One-District-One-Factory would largely depend on digitalisation, how the ministries and companies involved in the programme would be able to effectively and efficiently adopt digital technologies to promote and market their products and services to the local, African and Global markets for profits.
The easy accessibility of products from the 1D1F and Planting for Food and Jobs through digitalisation generates greater profits and sustainability of the programmes.
However, it is important to state that in an increasingly digitised economic environment, companies/industries, which are established around the concept of digitalisation, create trillions and billions of dollars to support the national economy in terms of jobs and wealth creation.
Digital, internet and technology-driven companies such as Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Tencent, Visa, Mastercard, Facebook, Alibaba, Twitter, etc., are economic giants in their own capacity, having economic growth and financial impact greater than the entire economy of African Countries.
This is one of the main reasons why Akufo-Addo’s government, through Dr. Bawumia, is doing everything possible to first of all formalise and change the Ghanaian economic architecture through Digitalisation/Digitisation.
Through the efforts and commitment of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the NPP government is capable of rolling out a comprehensive Programme on Digital, Internet and Technology Entrepreneurship leading to the creation of world-class digital and technology entrepreneurs who would be able to provide the needed platforms to market, distribute, trade and attract the needed investments aimed at ensuring the sustainability of the government’s flagship programmes, especially 1D1F and Planting for Food and Jobs, which was envisioned, initiated and implemented by H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo.
The Digital and Technology Entrepreneurs would assist the government to transform the socio-economic architecture of Ghana, compete fairly with other global digital and technology entrepreneurship platforms such as Amazon, Tencent, Alibaba, Microsoft, Apple, etc.
Digital and Technology Entrepreneurs are very key pillars for economic growth, jobs/wealth creation and innovation.
Through Dr. Bawumia’s digitalisation initiative, Ghana would soon boast of digital and technology entrepreneurs who would help the government to drastically reduce the rate of youth unemployment.
Through Dr. Bawumia, Ghana shall become the Hub of Digital and Technology Entrepreneurship in Africa.
Razak Kojo Opoku
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