Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair and Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, have reiterated the need for African leaders to embrace digitalization since that was the surest way of improving the economies of the continent.
The pair emphasized that Ghana and Africa as a whole must see digitalization as a transformational tool that can change the lives of citizens and also improve conditions.
These discussions were held when the former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair called on the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, at the Jubilee House in Accra on Thursday, February 3.
The meeting also discussed challenging global issues including the devastating Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the world’s economy.
The discussions on COVID-19 focused on the difficult global economic situation caused by the pandemic and how countries around the world are putting in place measures to ameliorate the impact.
Mr. Blair and Dr. Bawumia discussed the role digitalization can play in Ghana and Africa as a whole to accelerate economic recovery and transformation.
Already, Dr. Bawumia is leading a digitalization drive in Ghana which is yielding positive fruits for key sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
Blair, who is a good friend of the Vice President served as UK Prime Minister from 2007 to 2017.
Currently, he is the Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, a non-profit organisation he set up to help countries to address some of the most difficult challenges in the world.