In a bold move aimed at addressing unemployment and harnessing the potential of Ghana’s youth, NPP flagbearer Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has announced plans to train one million young people in digital skills.

Emphasizing the importance of digital literacy, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia highlighted that the ability to read and write is sufficient for individuals to be trained as coders, software developers, and engineers, without the need for high academic qualifications.

“Germany is doing it, and the thing about digital skills is that you don’t need a high university certificate to be trained. Just to be able to read and write is sufficient. We can train you to be a coder, to be a software developer, a software engineer, without any high academic qualification,” Dr. Bawumia stated.

During a conference with the Upper West Region’s clergy, Mahamudu Bawumia claimed that by positioning Ghana at the forefront of digital innovation in Africa, this initiative aims to leverage the demand for skilled digital experts internationally.

“The people are looking for these skills across the world, and we are going to do it,” he reiterated.

Bawumia also described the administration’s plans to generate employment in a number of industries, like as manufacturing, tourism, and the creative arts.

“We have created so far 2.1 million jobs, the highest of any government in the Fourth Republic,” he stated. “But it’s not sufficient because the youth population is very high. And the biggest pressure we have is jobs.”

As the country gears up for elections, Mahamudu Bawumia urged voters to consider the choice between himself and the former president, emphasizing his commitment to accountability and responsiveness to the electorate.

“I know that in four years’ time, I have to come back and speak to you. And you ask me questions,” he declared. “So I will work very hard. I will work very, very hard so that when I come back, I can answer your questions.”

In closing, he made a plea to the electorate to allow him the chance to carry out his vision for the nation, drawing a distinction between his approach to accountability and his opponent’s alleged lack of it.

 “He will come for four years. He has only four years. So when you give him four years, he will not come back again. No accountability,” Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia asserted.

“As for me, I believe that you can give me that opportunity so that I can implement so many of these ideas.”

With this ambitious digital skills training initiative and a commitment to accountability, Mahamudu Bawumia aims to steer Ghana towards a future of prosperity and opportunity for its youth.

Source: Ghana/ Mensah