SOAS University of London

Vice-President of Ghana to give lecture at SOAS on building a digital economy in Ghana

16 October 2018

Next week, SOAS University of London’s Centre for Global Finance will welcome H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice-President of the Republic of Ghana to deliver a lecture on building a digital economy in Ghana.

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana since January 2017. As the Vice President, he chairs the Economic Management Team which has the responsibility of rebuilding the Ghanaian economy.

Ghana is at the forefront of building a digital economy, where transactions by government departments are based on digital computing technologies and private sector companies are conducting business through markets on the internet. The economy is growing fast (real economic growth rate is at 8.5%). Financial technologies (fintech) are transforming banking and related financial services. But, how did it all start? How do the success stories compare to the impediments, so far? What does the future hold for companies investing in Ghana? And will going digital deliver better livelihoods?

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has been involved in this journey, right from his previous roles as Deputy Governor of the Bank of, then later Ghana at the African Development Bank Group, and now as the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, chairing the Economic Management Team which has the responsibility of rebuilding the Ghanaian economy. He will invoke his credentials, as a distinguished economist and his experiences as a policy maker at the highest level of government, to talk about ‘the drive towards building a digital economy in Ghana’.

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