Just one day after remarks at the Economic Management Team town hall meeting at the College of Physicians and Surgeons on Wednesday, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia paid a visit to the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he is championing students there to achieve academic success.
At the 60th anniversary launch of the Academy, Bawumia called on the institution to capitilise on technology to solve modern world problems and he urged students to help create technology that would serve for the betterment of the nation.
“You must ask old questions in new ways,” he told a crowd of students and staff. “Technology can breed new answers.”
He said that Ghana is well on its way to chart a new path for the future, and used the newly-implemented digital address system, mobile money platforms and e-banking as examples. He added a more heightened use of technology in the public and private sectors would ultimately reduce corruption on simple business transactions.
None of this will be possible, though, unless Ghanaians commit to educating its youth, he said.
“Education is a critical part of the activities that engage your attention,” adding that the Academy’s service to the scientific community will encourage the pursuit to scientific excellence.
Bawumia hopes that through their studies, it will foster a new generation of talented scientists and facilitate linkages through compelling initiatives that will galvanize change.
Government is fully behind the Academy, and “our path towards economic growth” will be largely due to them working to put the country first.