Digital transformation force shared responsibility - Vice-President

 Digital transformation force shared responsibility - Vice-President

The Vice-President examining the stands of a number of the exhibitors. The virtual transformation adventure launched into with the aid of using the authorities must be a shared imaginative and prescient with the aid of using all Ghanaians, the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated.

In doing that, he advised the human beings to guide the communique on how great the kingdom ought to function itself to force its improvement time table via inclusive and collaborative stakeholder participation withinside the virtual innovation atmosphere.

“The possibilities to leverage generation for improved and inclusive improvement have in no way been so tangible. This is the time to take a crucial examine our improvements and the virtual transformation adventure and feed our reflections and aims right into a shared imaginative and prescient,” he stated.

Dr Bawumia made the decision at the outlet of the maiden Ghana Digital Innovation Week in Accra yesterday.

The five-day Ghana Digital Innovation Week, which has attracted many improvement companions, in particular from Israel, Germany and Rwanda, is at the theme: “Mobilising collective movement and funding to catalyse boom in Ghana’s innovation atmosphere”.

It is anticipated to function a platform to talk about and outline a not unusualplace countrywide imaginative and prescient that drives virtual innovation, generates extensive hobbies and activates concrete movements withinside the coverage and the legislative regulatory areas and the wanted difficult infrastructure.

“There is possibly no greater critical improvement revolution going through us now than the quick coming near digitalisation and leveraging generation to increase our usa,” the Vice-President stated.

He advised Ghanaians to apply the possibility supplied with the aid of using the Digital Innovation Week to focus on the achievements of the kingdom withinside the virtual innovation atmosphere.

He emphasized that to gain inclusive and improved improvement, all stakeholders ought to paintings collectively with a view to develop the innovation ecosystems of Ghana and African international locations.

Innovative ecosystems

Tapping into the experience, know-how and networks of all international locations, in particular African nations, the Vice-President indicated, “will now no longer simplest provide us a wealth of classes and insights however additionally assist us construct powerful collaborative revolutionary ecosystems”.

He stated the Ghana Digital Innovation Week were the final results of trilateral cooperation amongst Ghana, Germany and Israel on innovation and improvement.

“Hand in hand with our companions, we will preserve to nurture our neighborhood innovation ecosystems and set up connections with ecosystems overseas,” he added.

While pronouncing that improvements had no boundaries, Dr Bawumia mentioned that for Ghana to discover its complete potential, there has been the want to enroll in palms with neighborhood ecosystems and past to reinforce its foundations and boost up improvements.

Tech and innovation hub

He emphasized that the authorities become presently in talks with its companions to help it to perform its imaginative and prescient of turning into the generation and innovation hub in West Africa.

“It is due to this that the authorities has taken the choice that we want a generation and innovation park withinside the usa,” he stated.

Strong establishments

While reiterating the dedication of the authorities to convert the usa via digitalisation, Vice-President Bawumia stated that might be finished with sturdy establishments and systems.

Without those, he stated, the kingdom could be caught in a vicious circle of rhetoric and under-improvement.

Giving a historical past to the authorities’s digitalisation and transformation time table, he defined that international locations that innovated or had been technologically advanced had been people who ended up mountaineering up the ladder of financial improvement.

That become why the authorities, on assumption of office, took the route to digitalisation and innovation very seriously, he stated.

To that end, he stated, a neighborhood group of professionals become assembled to have a take a observe overseas and got here lower back to consciousness greater on digitalisation, which had given that made a primary stride.


Dr Bawumia stated there were quite a few in-roads in digitalisation, however now no longer plenty interest become given to the innovation part, despite the fact that innovation become going on however in large part in silos.

That, he stated, strengthened the constructing of an atmosphere which, amongst others, protected entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, universities, schools and technical carrier providers.

Development time table

The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Kwaku Afriyie, stated his outfit regarded the position research, innovation and virtual innovation performed withinside the improvement time table of main economies and the same old of residing in their human beings.

He stated it become because of this that Ghana had positioned science, generation and innovation on the centre of its improvement time table because it labored to gain a Ghana Beyond Aid.

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