Thursday, 18 April

2024 elections: Ghana needs problem solvers, generational thinkers, people with integrity – Bawumia

Politics
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice President and Flagbearer of the NPP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has outlined a number of qualities, he  believes Ghana's next leader must possess, to move the country forward to the next level. 

Speaking at the NPP International Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday March 23,  Dr. Bawumia said, Ghana needs a visionary  leader with a proven track record  and credibility, to  solve  generational problems, declaring that he has proven to be a problem solver through policies he has spearheaded as Vice President. 

"Ghana needs problem solvers, generational thinkers and people with innovative ideas, Dr. Bawumia stated. 

"I am a problem solver, and a generational thinker with innovative ideas. I have a solid track record as Vice-President to prove it," he added. 

Buttressing his impactful contributions  as Vice President, Dr. Bawumia referenced a number of policy initiatives he has spearheaded, which he said, are addressing generational problems of the country.

Among those who listed included,  the digital national identity system to solve the generational problem of lack of national identity and exclusion; the digital national property address system, to address the problem of lack of property identity, mobile money interoperability to resolve the issue of financial exclusion and promote a cashless society, digitalisation of public services to promote efficiency and reduce corruption, delivery of essential drugs to remote areas through drones, as well as other policies, including  One Ambulance One Constituency and Agenda 111 hospitals. 

"I have not been President before, but through my role as Vice President, I have demonstrated that I will be a hard-working President who will work very hard to address  problems confronting our sustainable development."

Drawing comparisons between himself and his main competitor, John Mahama, Dr. Bawumia stated unequivocally that,  considering his "track record, work ethics and vision," he is a better candidate than Mahama, whom he said, has already been rejected twice due to his poor performance when he got the chance to be President. 

"Former President Mahama has been Presidemt before but what was his track record? He failed.  He failed to tackle corruption and many problems. Economically, if you look at all the economic data in the 4th Republic, Mahama has been the worst President."

"John Mahama doesn't represent change because he was there as President and he has been rejected twice in 2016 and 2020. I have not been President before and my record as Vice President is there for all to see. John Mahama represents the past and I represent the next chapter and  future of our country."

Source: classfmonline.com