On Wednesday, 15th May, Vice President Bawumia participated in Day-One of the Ghana Digital Roadmap Conference which has been themed, “Moving Ghana Beyond Aid: Expanding the Local Digital Economy’.

The conference which was held in Accra, was to review the Information and Communication Technology for Accelerated Development (ICT4AD) policy document in line with digital opportunities.

It also aimed at generating ideas to develop a strategy and an implementation plan to establish Ghana as the leader in ICT innovation in Africa by 2023.

Speaking at the conference, Dr Bawumia stressed the importance the government of Ghana attaches to the ongoing digitisation agenda, emphasising that a digitised, formal economy is a crucial plank of the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda.

“Now is the time to take a critical look at our seminal ICT policy document, the ICT for Accelerated Development Policy, identify gaps and recommend changes required to provide the right framework to harness Ghana’s digital economy and also nurture our local ICT industry,” he said.