The Vice-President and NPP Flagbearer, Mahamudu Bawumia, has reaffirmed his determination to become the most impactful President in Ghana’s history, should he be given the opportunity.

Speaking at the Koforidua Cultural Centre during the launch of his month-long campaign yesterday, Dr Bawumia highlighted his tenure as Vice-President as evidence of his capability to lead the nation towards progress.

The Vice-President emphasised his qualifications, track record and vision for the country as distinguishing factors setting him apart as the superior candidate for the presidency.

He assured the electorate that he has a solid vision to propel the development of the country to the next level.

Outlining his vision for the youth, he stressed the need for a leader capable of tackling key issues affecting them, such as unemployment, improving quality of life, enhancing access to quality education, reducing the cost of internet data, increasing life expectancy and creating equal opportunities for all, irrespective of socio-economic background.


“I am a problem solver and a forward-thinking individual with innovative ideas to address these challenges… I have a solid track record as Vice-President to back it up,” he stated.

Dr. Bawumia bemoaned the trend of Ghanaian youth migrating to Europe, America and Asia in search of employment opportunities. He attributed this phenomenon to the perception that developed countries offer more job prospects.

He noted that many jobs in developed nations are driven by the private sector, which ensures sustainability as they are not reliant on government funding, unlike in developing countries where government-created jobs are limited by state finances.

He, therefore, pledged to harness the potential of the private sector to generate sustainable employment opportunities for the youth. He stressed that resolving fundamental issues would be crucial for this endeavour.

Dr. Bawumia cited initiatives undertaken by the NPP government, including the implementation of a national identification system with the GhanaCard and the digital address system, which facilitate business expansion and improve access to customers.

He underscored the importance of mobile money interoperability positioning Ghana as a leader in financial inclusion in Africa.

He expressed confidence that with these foundational pillars in place and the introduction of an individualized credit scoring system, access to credit will be enhanced, thereby reducing costs and improving accessibility.

Dr. Bawumia highlighted the achievements of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administration in youth employment, health and education.

He reassured the youth of his mindset of possibilities and ambition. He outlined his plans, including formalizing the informal sector through digitization, enhancing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and building capacity in skills training centers across all regions.

“I am always striving to accomplish what many deem impossible. When I commit to achieving these seemingly insurmountable tasks, those who doubt call me names. However, I believe in the creativity and ingenuity of Ghanaian youth, and I firmly believe that, given the right environment, they can conquer the world,” he said.