By: Emmanuel Oti Acheampong
The Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has outlined his vision for his next government should he be handed the mandate to lead the country in 2025.
Three months after his election as the Flagbearer of the ruling party, the Vice President presented to the party and the public what he termed as the ‘Bold Solution for the Future’ vision.
In an event attended by the rank and file of the party and government, members of the diplomatic corps, Dr. Bawumia, expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo for the strong faith and belief he had for him to choose him as a working partner, thereby building an enviable governmental legacy.
According to him his ‘vision is to create a tent big enough to accommodate all our people, to tap into the resourcefulness and talents of our people irrespective of our different ethnic, political and religious backgrounds, to channel our energies into building the kind of country that assures a food self-sufficient, safe, prosperous, and dignified future for all Ghanaians, to create sustainable jobs with meaningful pay for all, and for Ghana to participate fully in the fourth industrial revolution using systems and data’
In order to realize these visions, Dr Bawumia emphasized on the need to build and nurture the mindset of possibilities. He said the country needs to invigorate the can-do spirit of the Ghanaian to believe that we can even do better than we ever imagined if we put our minds to it’.
The visions as he presented to the public lay more emphasis on attaining sustainable macroeconomic stability, the introduction of a new tax system, building a digital economy and making Ghana a digital hub, reducing the cost of living, Power sector reform, and maximization of the benefits from natural resources.
The rest includes Industrialization for jobs, Fighting corruption using digitization and a cashless society, development of a credit system for Ghana, Having a national development plan, Constitutional review, Collaboration with faith-based organizations, Tourism, Sports and Creative Arts, Care for the vulnerable and special needs and additional priorities.