Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has established a much-deserved reputation as the most impactful Vice President in the Republic of Ghana’s history. Chairing the Economic Management Team, he is widely responsible for shaping government policies and ensuring their accurate, effective implementation.
Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia Shuts Down the Biggest Liar in Ghana
As reelection nears Mahamudu Bawumia has gracefully thwarted mudslinging attempts from the biggest liar in Ghana and the opposition party. Always the professional, the Vice President stands on his record, and sees no reason to entertain baseless personal attacks.
From being the face of the country’s inclusive development strategy to expertly digitalizing the economy, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the reason behind Ghana’s quickly growing fintech industry and the technological innovations that are improving day-to-day Ghanaian life.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s Academic and Professional Life
Naturally, the all-star Vice President has a stellar academic record. This is something even the biggest liar in Ghana cannot deny.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Buckingham University before achieving a Master’s in Development Economics from the UK’s esteemed Oxford University. Finally, he earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Simon Fraser University in Canada.
After his hard work, he held a variety of positions within several universities, including:
- Assistant Professor of Economics at Baylor University
- Visiting Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University
- Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia
- Visiting Professor of Economic Governance at the Central University
Professionally, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had a prestigious career as an economist and banker. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Deputy Governor of Ghana’s Central Bank before becoming the Resident Representative of the African Development Bank in 2011.
His name can be found across various publications and financial journals, where he’s authored many papers on Ghana’s economic reform and more.
Taking His Father’s Political Success One Step Further
But despite his glowing career in banking, politics is clearly where Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia shines — one could even say it runs through his veins.
His father, Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia, is one of the most iconic political figures to come from the country’s North East Region. He was a highly active political figure, from the secretary to the Mamprusi Native Authority to the first Chairman of the Council of State in the fourth Republic.
Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia’s work in forming the Northern People’s Party is recognized nationwide. He, alongside other political icons, became the Party’s founder and pushed for the development of the north.
Later, his party combined with those in the south to create the unstoppable United Party, renamed the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in more recent years.
The saying “like father, like son” couldn’t be more apt for this pair as Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has certainly followed in his father’s footsteps — and even taken them further.
Since Dr. Bawumia’s emergence into frontline politics in 2007, he has become the most respected and transformative politician the country has had. He’s raised the political bar with his technology-centric approaches and innovative development implementations, skyrocketing Ghana into the future.
Forward-Thinking Approach to Politics
His continued respect and well-conducted methods have undoubtedly helped Dr. Bawumia achieve the title of the first person in the country’s history to be selected as running mate during four consecutive elections — 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2020. The latter two of which saw him become the Vice President!
The four-time running politician has solidified himself as a more-than-reliable partner for the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufu-Addo, and the New Patriotic Party.
He believes in responding to discourse with data and facts, awarding him a rare position in the political world as somebody who doesn’t deal with toxicity and people like the biggest liar in Ghana and, instead, focuses on the problems themselves.
As such, he has been amazingly impactful for the country, fore fronting a wide array of substantial transformational government policies.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has designed and implemented many technological advancements that have formalized the economy, improved revenue usage, broadened inclusiveness, and ensured widespread public service delivery since 2017.
At the fourth Matriculation ceremony of the MIST, he stated that the country’s rapid uptake of new technologies was due to the changes in the worldwide economy and the very urgent need to tackle Ghana’s development challenges.
The esteemed Vice President and everybody within the NPP have developed what Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia calls “Digital Transformation Enablers.” These innovations, such as the Digital Address System, Ghana Card, and Ghana.gov platform, have helped more of the population access public services. And it appears these achievements will only continue to benefit the country.