Presiding Members of District Assemblies across the country at a national conference in Koforidua hailed Vice President Alhaji Dr.Mahamudu Bawumia over the digitization of the Ghanaian economy.
Delivering an address at the 2021 National Conference of Presiding Members, Mr. Joseph Korto, National Dean of Presiding Members highlighted the track record of Dr. Bawumia on digitization.
“Through the instrumentality of the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his hardworking Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, our beloved country has embarked on the digitization of the economy and that is why Ghana’s digital revolution for a bright future, the role of the local Assemblies has been chosen as the theme for this year’s national conference of Presiding Members” Mr. Korto said.
“Led by Dr. Bawumia and other government stakeholders, the government built its digitization success on the back of the issue of biometric national identification cards, digital addressing systems, the digitization of government agencies and services as well as mobile money interoperability.
“Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has received commendations from institutions and prominent people worldwide regarding the significant role he is playing to digitize Ghana’s manual system, I will urge District Assemblies across the country to support the digital revolution agenda for a bright future.
“it is not for nothing that the university of Nottingham chose our hardworking Vice President as the keynote Speaker for its Africa policy dialogues on the theme: Digital transformation in the public sector: Lessons and opportunities from Ghana.
“The first class Vice President’s recent address on the digitization of the economy at Ashesi University was also impressive,” Mr. Korto added.
Professor Ato Essuman, a member of the Council of State and Chairman of the occasion, Mrs. Eva Opoku, a representative of the Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful and the NALAG President, Bismark Baisie Inkum, were full of praises for Dr. Bawumia on the digitization of the economy.
The Dean of Presiding Members from the Ahafo region, Mr. Adom Agyei Kenneth, who is also the Presiding Member of Tano North Municipal Assembly said “Dr. Bawumia has helped the country a lot especially in the area of digitization and that is why we the Presiding Members have fallen in love with him, we would continue to hail him for his good works.”
The Eastern regional Dean of Presiding Members and national Treasurer of Presiding Members, Mr. Michael Ahwireng, who is also the Presiding member for Akuapim South Municipal Assembly said “Dr. Bawumia is a gift from God to the country and the best Vice President so far”.
The Upper West regional Dean of Presiding Members, who is also the presiding member for Sissala East Municipal Assembly, Mr. Doho Sumaila said “Dr. Bawumia is a learned politician with problem-solving skills, he believes in Allah and cut across social lines, I am not surprised that he is liked by many Ghanaians”.
Souvenir items were presented to former Presiding Members who had become Chief Executives of their respective Assemblies.
The communications minister, Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, also donated laptop computers to female Presiding Members.
Speakers at the conference called on government to honour the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, for his immense contributions towards Ghana’s democratic dispensation.
Those in attendance include Mr. Paa Kofi Ansong, Eastern regional representative of the Council of State, Mr. E.T Mensah, Council of state member for Greater Accra region, Mr. Seth Kwame Acheampong, Eastern regional minister and the NALAG Secretary, Mr. Koklo Amankwah.