In keeping with his digitization campaign, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has pledged to lower internet data costs for Ghanaians should he be elected president of the nation in the 2018 elections.
On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, the leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) unveiled his visions to the populace, announcing that his administration would prioritize infrastructure, employment, education, and digitalization.
Bawumia recognized that economic growth and digitization depend on a healthy telecommunications sector.
He declared that he is dedicated to collaborating with industry participants to establish precise policy rules, guaranteeing effective spectrum distribution, and emphasizing the improvement of digital inclusiveness.
His goal is to lower the price of data so that the average Ghanaian can afford it.
Bawumia intends to shift the focus of the educational system toward STEM, robotics, artificial intelligence, and practical skills in order to meet the demands of the fourth industrial revolution.
This entails giving pupils laptops and introducing robotics and coding to senior high schools.
In order to give university students the tools they need for the labor market of the future, Bawumia has suggested a policy of one student, one laptop.