Bawumia wins place among 100 influential Africans

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been named among the 100 most influential personalities in Africa.

The exclusive list of transformational African leaders was compiled by the revered Pan-African publication, the New African Magazine, which seeks to recognise, acknowledge, and honour a rare breed of transformational African leaders, whose works are truly transforming lives and making telling impacts on their respective countries and the African continent.

Dr Bawumia was selected in the category of influential leaders, recognized for his relentless efforts at spearheading Ghana’s digitisation as core economic strategy to solve socioeconomic challenges, one of Africa’s most influential leaders, eulogised him for his transformational leadership and his reforms are setting “unique precedents on the African continent”.

“The Oxford-trained economist, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank and Vice President of Ghana since 2017, Dr Bawumia, is spearheading digitisation as core economic strategy, formalise, build more inclusive economy, deal with corruption and provide social services more effectively and efficiently.

“His reforms are setting unique precedents on the continent, digitisation agenda has resulted in implementation, adoption of National Identification System, Digital Property Addressing System, Mobile Money Interoperability System, enabling new set of opportunities for the consumer, mobile wallets, greater financial inclusion, sees technology as key to transforming economy and delivering essential services,” the Magazine wrote.

Dr Bawumia was commended for initiating recent oil for gold barter initiative, which seeks to pay for imported oil with gold, paying with its reserved US dollars, control rising cost of fuel, championed and successfully issued digital national identity cards to citizens, residents, become first African country to adopt national digital property address system, implement mobile money interoperability between mobile money accounts and bank accounts and ranked number one in terms of access to financial inclusion in Africa.

Ghana has also become the first country in Africa to implement universal QR Code payment system, first country in the world where banks have issued their mobile money wallets known as GhanaPay, world’s largest provider of medical delivery services using Zipline drones to deliver medical supplies to remote parts of the country in real-time, first country in Africa to implement anational scale E-Pharmacy digital platform.

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