Bawumia hosts UK’s Tony Blair on Africa’s digitalization drive

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Tony Blair at the Jubilee House in Accra

Ghana’s Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia met with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday at the Jubilee House to discuss ways of improving the economies of African countries through digitalization.

They reaffirmed the need for African leaders to embrace digitalization since that was the surest way of improving the economies of the continent.

The pair believes Ghana and Africa as a whole must see digitalization as a transformational tool that can change the lives of citizens and also improve conditions.

The meeting also discussed challenging global issues including the devastating Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the world’s economy.
The discussions on COVID-19 focused on the difficult global economic situation caused by the pandemic and how countries around the world are putting in place measures to ameliorate the impact.

Mr. Blair and Dr. Bawumia discussed the role digitalization can play in Ghana and Africa as a whole to accelerate economic recovery and transformation.

Already, Dr. Bawumia is leading a digitalization drive in Ghana which is yielding positive fruits for key sectors of the Ghanaian economy.

Blair, who is a good friend of the Vice President served as UK Prime Minister from 2007 to 2017.

Currently, he is the Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, a non-profit organization he set up to help countries to address some of the most difficult challenges in the world.


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