Mahamudu Bawumia

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Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Akufo Addo ) : "Building an inclusive society requires pragmatic government policies to ensure everyone is covered. This has been the focus of the Akufo-Addo government, and this thinking is evidently clear in broader social intervention policies of our government," "The poor and deprived in Ghana largely live in rural, inner city and zongo communities; and have historically been excluded in many aspects of governance and access to opportunities and government services in this country" External link

allafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Akufo Addo ) : "President Akufo-Addo is more committed to uplifting education in Zongo communities. As a result, he has decided that in shaa Allah, his next government will build 16 model secondary schools in Zongo communities in each of the sixteen region," "This will be a special senior high school, which will focus on educating children within Zongo communities" External link

allafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We have now begun conversations about the process of making sure every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued and accounted for,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Our experience is that these costs that some mining companies actually incur are really a black box. They are not transparent. We don’t really know,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The fundamental source of what we intend to do is solid fiscal discipline and consolidation. The deficit is expected to be brought down from 9 to 6.5 per cent, and we are cutting down government expenditure,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia wrote : "The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Thankfully both of them have records. John Mahama was Vice President and President for 8 years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the president for three and half years," External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated ( about John Mahama ) : "John Mahama presided over a mismanaged and collapsing financial system. 82 licensed financial institutions (listed below) collapsed under JM’s watch (were they deliberately collapsed by his government?) and the depositors were not paid," External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia explained : “Any merchant can have a universal QR Code: including chop bar operators, food vendors, barbers, carpenters or masons, musicians, shoe-shine boys, khebab sellers, market traders, trotros, taxis, churches, mosques, schools, funeral committees, wedding organisers – basically, any business,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We need basic applications to make tax payment easy” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If we have all these pieces of the puzzle in place, then you will begin to see its impact on interest rates, because it will be a completely different economy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “ECG and NEDCO are therefore tasked to work together, to provide for our consideration before the end of 2017 a sustainable business model for integration of distributed renewable energy generation. Whether we like or not, renewable energy has come to stay and we must all be smart, innovative and proactive if we are to enjoy the full benefits of it,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We will actually be seeing some significant reduction in the cost of electricity for industrial production next year in Ghana, and that can be as much as 25%…” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Under the new regulation, we are going to insist on transparent accounting of our natural resources. In other countries, when a mineral is mined it is under the control of government until it is exported. We are going to talk with the mining and oil firms, and insist on a transparent accounting system” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : "During the 2016 elections campaign, President Nana Akufo-Addo was here and I came with him. He promised the National Chief Imam that should God make him President, he would look after the welfare of the Zongos and Muslims. He will run an inclusive government," "As we prepared our 2016 manifesto, we looked at the Zongos and we identified two key problems that we thought God willing if we had the chance, we would address. One was education" External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "If you go around a lot of Zongos now, you will feel the impact of of this ministry whether it is a classroorm blocks, toilet facilities, drainage , systems, water, roads, bridges, clinics, etc. The Ministry and the Zongo Development Fund are addressing many problems in Zongos across the country," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The only way any community can break out from poverty, sustainably, is through education and this does not just apply to the Zongos. It applies to the whole world," "Most of us come from the villages and the only reason we have been able to move ahead , one way or the other, is through education. So we said that one of the biggest things we needed to do was education" External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “We also need to ensure financial inclusion, and so we are launching interoperability next month. This is to bring together the mobile payment systems to allow their systems to talk to each other, and those of the banks as well,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 13, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : "During the 2016 elections campaign, President Nana Akufo-Addo was here and I came with him. He promised the National Chief Imam that should God make him President, he would look after the welfare of the Zongos and Muslims. He will run an inclusive government," "As we prepared our 2016 manifesto, we looked at the Zongos and we identified two key problems that we thought God willing if we had the chance, we would address. One was education" External link

modernghana Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "If you go around a lot of Zongos now, you will feel the impact of of this ministry whether it is a classroorm blocks, toilet facilities, drainage , systems, water, roads, bridges, clinics, etc. The Ministry and the Zongo Development Fund are addressing many problems in Zongos across the country," External link

modernghana Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The only way any community can break out from poverty, sustainably, is through education and this does not just apply to the Zongos. It applies to the whole world," "Most of us come from the villages and the only reason we have been able to move ahead , one way or the other, is through education. So we said that one of the biggest things we needed to do was education" External link

modernghana Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “What this arrangement does basically, is to say that we agree with Sinohydro that they provide us our choice of infrastructure worth $2 billion. The Sinohydro Corporation which is going to provide the infrastructure is not the company that is going to mine the bauxite and they are not taking our raw bauxite. In other words, Sinohydro is not a mining company,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 10, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “There is an urgency among the youth in areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially once they are stimulated. Entrepreneurship is a vital element for economic growth and development. It is a relevant strategic tool in preventing unemployment,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If financial services can therefore be delivered through the mobile phone, we could cover 70 percent of the bankable population. Today, we have in excess of 37 million connected mobile phones in Ghana, and that means a huge number of people can be brought into the financial space just by using mobile phones. These mobile phones serve as vehicles that can be used to mobilise the millions of cedis held outside the banking sector,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia says : “It must translate into the well-being of Ghanaians in their everyday living: safe drinking water, good roads, jobs, access to good healthcare, stable and affordable electricity, and good education among others,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “I thank the Almighty Allah for this historic day. I want to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to H.E. the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the honour of reaching out again to select me for the fourth time to serve as his running mate, and Insha-Allah, again as his Vice-President of the Republic, in his second term as President of the Republic,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Senior Minister ) : “I have personally filed my 2018 returns through iTaPS and so has the Senior Minister and the Finance Minister. I wish to congratulate the management of GRA for these initiatives and encourage them to come up with more of such ideas to simplify the tax payment system and increase the pace of automation,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “I thank the Almighty Allah for this historic day. I want to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the honour of reaching out again to select me for the fourth time to serve as his running mate, and Insha-Allah, again as his Vice-President of the Republic, in his second term as President of the Republic,” External link

modernghana Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Almighty Allah ) : “Mr. President, you have chosen me for the fourth time, and insha Allah the people of Ghana will give you four more to do more,” External link

modernghana Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia pointed out : “The best running mate in the world cannot make a difference if the President is indecisive and incompetent” External link

modernghana Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “The Transformation story needs to be told because it is in telling our stories that we will appreciate how far we have come, the challenges we’ve overcome…it is in telling our story that we uncover the opportunities ahead of us; let not the ‘Africa Rising’ story be an event or only nurturing entrepreneurship and good governance, but also ensure more inclusive policies that open the pathways and platforms for development of many,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia pointed out ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “While we are on a mission to digitise Ghana, we have to be very aware that new systems will only be as good as the people who implement them. New systems disrupt the status quo and therefore one can expect push-back from beneficiaries of the status quo. Our experience with implementation of the paperless system at the ports is a case in point,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 19, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “We are putting this in place as part of measures that are being put in place to strengthen the financial system, as we integrate into the global financial system. The establishment of the Ghana Deposit Protection Corporation has been an important step to boosting the confidence of the Ghanaian depositor and it is part of efforts to locking in the gains of financial sector reforms carried out over the last two years,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “It is simply not acceptable that for a very long time an institution of state with the powers to help in properly accounting for our mineral resources was not enabled nor allowed to perform its job. This has to change. I know of a bauxite mining company that over the last five years has paid no dividends to government because it claims it has made no profits yet it continues to mine vigorously. This cannot be right. Thankfully we have now begun conversations about the process of making sure that every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued, and accounted for. While the process may not be as robust as we want, it is a positive step in the right direction and we are impressed with the collaboration between the Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company in making sure we expedite the full spectrum of accounting for our gold resources,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Special industry-tailored policies and programmes are also being implemented, with a view to ensuring that newly-revived companies not only find their feet but also contribute to national development and into the overall plan for increased value-addition to ensure greater earnings,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “We also need to ensure financial inclusion, and so we are launching interoperability next month. This is to bring together the mobile payment systems to allow their systems to talk to each other, and those of the banks as well,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Government is concerned about the illicit activities going on in the petroleum downstream industry: mostly in the form of illegal bunkering, smuggling of petroleum products and dumping products meant for export on the local market,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 12, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The project will accelerate the growth of Ghana’s petroleum downstream sub-sector and make it a major player in the economy and consequently ensure development of sustainable value, wealth creation and the progress of industry” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If financial services can therefore be delivered through the mobile phone, we could cover 70 percent of the bankable population. Today, we have in excess of 37 million connected mobile phones in Ghana, and that means a huge number of people can be brought into the financial space just by using mobile phones. These mobile phones serve as vehicles that can be used to mobilise the millions of cedis held outside the banking sector,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 8, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia says : “It must translate into the well-being of Ghanaians in their everyday living: safe drinking water, good roads, jobs, access to good healthcare, stable and affordable electricity, and good education among others,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Marshall Plan ) : “Implementing the Marshall Plan for Agriculture will lead to structural transformation which, in turn, will catalyse economic activities and connect major sectors in the Ghanaian economy. It will lead to higher farmer incomes, value addition, jobs and the opportunities that come with being globally competitive,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Whilst we can all be proud of what we have managed to achieve so far in the fight against the pandemic, we have also been humbled by the ferocity of the pandemic, laying bare some of the shortcomings in our health system and what we have not done well as governments," "The underinvestment in our health infrastructure, our material shortfalls, our manpower capabilities, and our vulnerabilities in fighting medical catastrophes are hard lessons" External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : "The focus is on delivering on the largest investment by any government in our healthcare infrastructure in the last fifty years by constructing 88 standard design 100-bed hospitals with accommodation for doctors and nurses in the Districts without hospitals, 6 new regional hospitals in the six new regions, and infectious disease centres for each of the three ecological zones: coastal, northern and middle belt zones in the country, and as well as the Ghana Centre for Disease Control," External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Whilst we can all be proud of what we have managed to achieve so far in the fight against the pandemic, we have also been humbled by the ferocity of the pandemic, laying bare some of the shortcomings in our health system and what we have not done well as governments," "The underinvestment in our health infrastructure, our material shortfalls, our manpower capabilities, and our vulnerabilities in fighting medical catastrophes are hard lessons" External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : "The focus is on delivering on the largest investment by any government in our healthcare infrastructure in the last fifty years by constructing. 88 standard design 100-bed hospitals with accommodation for doctors and nurses in the Districts without hospitals, 6 new regional hospitals in the six new regions, and infectious disease centres for each of the three ecological zones: coastal, northern and middle belt zones in the country, and as well as the Ghana Centre for Disease Control," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Access (to healthcare) is not only in providing physical infrastructure. We need the health professionals who deliver the services, who are well trained to be able to make the difficult decisions, sometimes even tragic choices, in delivering health services. Training is therefore critical if any health system will survive over time," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "I would like to stress that this government is committed to the health of Ghanaians and will do everything possible to assure all citizens of accessible, affordable and available health service delivery across the nation," "We are committed to investing in all aspects of the health system - in physical infrastructure and soft infrastructure by leveraging on technology to leapfrog our development" External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Under the new regulation, we are going to insist on transparent accounting of our natural resources. In other countries, when a mineral is mined it is under the control of government until it is exported. We are going to talk with the mining and oil firms, and insist on a transparent accounting system” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “ECG and NEDCO are therefore tasked to work together, to provide for our consideration before the end of 2017 a sustainable business model for integration of distributed renewable energy generation. Whether we like or not, renewable energy has come to stay and we must all be smart, innovative and proactive if we are to enjoy the full benefits of it,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “We are putting this in place as part of measures that are being put in place to strengthen the financial system, as we integrate into the global financial system. The establishment of the Ghana Deposit Protection Corporation has been an important step to boosting the confidence of the Ghanaian depositor and it is part of efforts to locking in the gains of financial sector reforms carried out over the last two years,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “we thank God for the life of Otumfuo. He is a wise King and we all [politicians] rely on him for his wise counsel” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about John Mahama ) : “We have been able to perform much better on the situation we inherited. In fact, the data makes it very clear. So My humble advice to former President Mahama is to take a look at the data before you speak, otherwise, you will end up embarrassing yourself,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated ( about John Mahama ) : “My humble advice to former President John Mahama is: ‘Take a look at the data, this is not green book data. Take a look at the data before you speak, otherwise, you will end up embarrassing yourself’. When it comes to the data, it has been very clear; in agricultural growth, we have performed better; industry growth, we have performed better; inflation, we have performed better, on interest rate, we did perform better; exchange rate depreciation, we have performed better. That is the data,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “This time in the life of our country is not the time for politics. We are facing a global pandemic and the focus of the President as we have all seen, has been leading and making sure the right things are done to protect the lives of Ghanaians. This has been the focus of the President and generally, the focus of the government,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about John Mahama ) : “That notwithstanding, we have seen that the former President John Mahama has been making a number of statements and many of these statements have been proven not to be true or when you look at the data, they are not true,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took over the reigns of government in 2017. After over three years in office, he has been able to manage the transformation of this country and we have been able to perform much, much better than the situation we inherited,” “When it comes to the data, it has been very clear. Agricultural growth, we have performed better, interest rate, we did perform better, exchange rate depreciation, we have performed better. When it comes to the creation of jobs, over 350,000 jobs in the public sector and more in the private sector. When it comes to jobs, we have performed better. We have restored the teacher and nursing trainee allowances” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “Common chalk was even a problem in our schools under former President Mahama,” External link

modernghana Monday, May 4, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The Chief Imam is a national asset. He is a rare national asset," "What he has done and continues to do for this country is incalculable. He is a major force of the peace and stability that we are witnessing and enjoying in this country" External link

allafrica Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia wrote : "The Holy Month of Ramadan is here with us again. Hajia Samira and I wish our fellow Muslims a blessed Ramadan," External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia wrote : “The holy month of Ramadan is here with us again. Hajia Samira and I wish our fellow Muslims a blessed Ramadan,” External link

ghanaweb Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The Chief Imam is a national asset. He is a rare national asset," "What he has done and continues to do for this country is incalculable. He is a major force of the peace and stability that we are witnessing and enjoying in this country" External link

ghanaweb Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Today we are seeing what Ghanaian ingenuity and industry are all about,” “We can see these hard-working women and men who are working so efficiently. I am very privileged to come and see the actual activity taking place,” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia warned : “Nobody should take Covid-19 lightly” External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, April 17, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia warned : “Nobody should take Covid 19 lightly” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, April 17, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Data is our most powerful weapon in the fight against Covid-19. You cannot fight what you cannot see,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “This is another weapon in our arsenal. It will provide us real time data and allow a quick, early response by our professionals,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Ghana has been operating without a comprehensive building code since independence. Essentially, it has been a free-for-all in the building and construction industry with no clearly-defined standards. For the first time ever, through the collaborative efforts of different agencies, Ghana has a comprehensive Building Code. The Ghana Building Code, GS1207 of 2018 is a document that is long overdue but which has finally been delivered,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Our experience is that these costs that some mining companies actually incur are really a black box. They are not transparent. We don’t really know,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “The Universal QR CODE will make it possible for all merchants, service providers and institutions to receive payments from bank accounts, ezwich accounts, mobile money wallets or internationally issued visa or MasterCards instantly” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “Even for merchants that accept electronic payments, there is no interoperability among the different banks or telcos,” External link

CitiFMGhana Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “ECG and NEDCO are therefore tasked to work together, to provide for our consideration before the end of 2017 a sustainable business model for integration of distributed renewable energy generation. Whether we like or not, renewable energy has come to stay and we must all be smart, innovative and proactive if we are to enjoy the full benefits of it,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Marshall Plan ) : “Implementing the Marshall Plan for Agriculture will lead to structural transformation which, in turn, will catalyse economic activities and connect major sectors in the Ghanaian economy. It will lead to higher farmer incomes, value addition, jobs and the opportunities that come with being globally competitive,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “There is an urgency among the youth in areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially once they are stimulated. Entrepreneurship is a vital element for economic growth and development. It is a relevant strategic tool in preventing unemployment,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We will actually be seeing some significant reduction in the cost of electricity for industrial production next year in Ghana, and that can be as much as 25%…” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We continue to look unconcerned when the structures in the industry are put up without paying attention to the required rules and regulations” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “Additionally, we have also established the Data Protection Commission to implement the law and guarantee data safety. It is a state policy and a legal mandate of the Commission to have only certified data supervisors to lead the establishment of organisational data protection and privacy programmes in the country,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If we have all these pieces of the puzzle in place, then you will begin to see its impact on interest rates, because it will be a completely different economy,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia indicated : “The high levels of investment in the port industry are geared towards improving cargo handling and dwelling time as well as enhanced service delivery and a reduction in the cost of doing business at our ports. These interventions have helped to reduce human interference, streamlined the clearance process, and secured national revenue collection while promoting a high level of compliance from shippers,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Your challenge is to restore your institution’s financial health, not worsen it. We have noted with gratitude, the sacrifices and good work some of you are doing. We have also noted, however, during the 2020 financial performance negotiations, some fiscal indiscipline of some entities. You are dealing with legacy debts, low working capital and weak corporate governance structures, to mention a few. We are very mindful of this and government is committed to taking the strategic steps to fix these challenges and restore confidence in our state entities,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The fundamental source of what we intend to do is solid fiscal discipline and consolidation. The deficit is expected to be brought down from 9 to 6.5 per cent, and we are cutting down government expenditure,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “We also need to ensure financial inclusion, and so we are launching interoperability next month. This is to bring together the mobile payment systems to allow their systems to talk to each other, and those of the banks as well,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Senior Minister ) : “I have personally filed my 2018 returns through iTaPS and so has the Senior Minister and the Finance Minister. I wish to congratulate the management of GRA for these initiatives and encourage them to come up with more of such ideas to simplify the tax payment system and increase the pace of automation,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire walking on the streets of America as a Blackman, they will see you no different from anybody walking on the streets of Africa, and so the emancipation of the people of African descent lies in the emancipation of Africa” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We have now begun conversations about the process of making sure every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued and accounted for,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We need basic applications to make tax payment easy” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “It is simply not acceptable that for a very long time an institution of state with the powers to help in properly accounting for our mineral resources was not enabled nor allowed to perform its job. This has to change. I know of a bauxite mining company that over the last five years has paid no dividends to government because it claims it has made no profits yet it continues to mine vigorously. This cannot be right. Thankfully we have now begun conversations about the process of making sure that every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued, and accounted for. While the process may not be as robust as we want, it is a positive step in the right direction and we are impressed with the collaboration between the Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company in making sure we expedite the full spectrum of accounting for our gold resources,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 9, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “What this arrangement does basically, is to say that we agree with Sinohydro that they provide us our choice of infrastructure worth $2 billion. The Sinohydro Corporation which is going to provide the infrastructure is not the company that is going to mine the bauxite and they are not taking our raw bauxite. In other words, Sinohydro is not a mining company,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 9, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We are trying to build a new, efficient Ghana. The world is continually evolving, and this evolution is led by cutting edge technology. We know there are many talented young men and women in the ICT space, and government is looking at ways to make innovating and actualizing promising ideas easier,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia says : “It must translate into the well-being of Ghanaians in their everyday living: safe drinking water, good roads, jobs, access to good healthcare, stable and affordable electricity, and good education among others,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Digitisation of the economy will improve the economy and reduce corruption. When I was at the Bank of Ghana as deputy governor … I kept dealing with this issue and we kept talking how do we bring interest rate down …the surest way to bring down interest rate is to formalise the economy. This is because when you go to the bank, they will know your identity; they will know who you are; this is who you are … so the risk will be minimised in lending to you. When we digitise the economy, you will see interest rates beginning to come down,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Special industry-tailored policies and programmes are also being implemented, with a view to ensuring that newly-revived companies not only find their feet but also contribute to national development and into the overall plan for increased value-addition to ensure greater earnings,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 6, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Those are areas very critical for us and we are happy to have the African Development Bank helping us. You have been in the trenches with us and things are now going well,” External link

africanreview Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Those are areas very critical for us and we are happy to have the African Development Bank helping us. You have been in the trenches with us and things are now going well,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “These are not easy to do but it had to be done and we’re seeing the benefits…. All the indicators are in the right direction; macroeconomic conditions have stabilised, agriculture is doing well, interest rates have come down, while inflation has also come down to its lowest since 1992,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire walking on the streets of America as a Blackman, they will see you no different from anybody walking on the streets of Africa, and so the emancipation of the people of African descent lies in the emancipation of Africa” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia asked : "Whose child should stay at home for others to go to school because of the unavailability of space?" External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It was very refreshing to note that the AfDB mission team are very full of praise for the many innovative digital infrastructure projects going on in Ghana which have put Ghana ahead of most African countries in the area of digitisation. They requested that Ghana shares her experiences with other African countries,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The construction of this 4.0km concrete road is a demonstration of the corporate social responsibility role for the benefits of communities Chinese companies operate in,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : "The NDC government and the previous management of the Bank of Ghana had ample time to address impending failures. They were aware of the problems in 2015 in the case of banks and as far back as 2012 in the case of savings and loans and microfinance companies. Even in opposition, I alerted the country that on the basis of available data, 8 banks were likely to collapse but they refused to act, " External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : “The NDC government and the previous management of the Bank of Ghana had ample time to address impending failures. They were aware of the problems in 2015 in the case of banks and as far back as 2012 in the case of savings and loans and micro finance companies. Even in opposition, I alerted the country that on the basis of available data, 8 banks were likely to collapse but they refused to act,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “In all, we made 388 promises in our manifesto. The most recent validation exercise at the end of January 2019 shows that we had delivered or are delivering on 303, 78 percent of the promises, up from the 72 percent reported earlier,” External link

modernghana Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If financial services can therefore be delivered through the mobile phone, we could cover 70 percent of the bankable population. Today, we have in excess of 37 million connected mobile phones in Ghana, and that means a huge number of people can be brought into the financial space just by using mobile phones. These mobile phones serve as vehicles that can be used to mobilise the millions of cedis held outside the banking sector,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “we should all note that many of these financial institutions were dead and in many cases were not even paying their depositors or employees at all or regularly. There were countless instances where some customers would travel several kilometers for just a GH200 withdrawal and they were told to go and come another day” External link

modernghana Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Despite these tax reductions, the data shows that revenue collection in nominal cedi terms has increased by 25% annually since 2017,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Those who are criticizing the double-track system have not been able to offer one alternative. They will just say I will abolish the double track but they will not tell you what they will replace it with and they cannot tell you because abolishing double-track means abolishing free SHS,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia pointed out : “The data shows that Ghana’s macroeconomic fundamentals are strong. Indeed, the strength of Ghana’s fundamentals was confirmed recently by Moody’s Ratings which changed Ghana’s sovereign ratings from B3 with a stable outlook to B3 with a positive outlook. This is unprecedented for an election year,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Even in opposition, I alerted the country that on the faces of the available data, 8 banks were likely to collapse. But they did nothing, they refused to act,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The second phase will be a deployment of 8,000 additional cameras. We want to have a situation where the police are helped very much in their fight against crime with real-time data, so that we see what is happening virtually everywhere we can. It really helps,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It is the biggest investment in northern Ghana on any infrastructure project since independence,” External link

allghananews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We are very grateful to his Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo who will cut the sod next month for this major project by the Grace of God,” External link

allghananews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia indicated : “Back in Ghana, we are aiming at a Ghana Beyond Aid. This requires that we put together the right economic policies capable of delivering on the Beyond Aid Agenda; our financial systems should be robust enough to support local businesses as well as international investors. We consider co-operating with the LSE as a step in the right direction,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We therefore don’t have any reason to be furthermore importing more and more fertilizer and wasting our foreign exchange,” External link

pri Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Government is concerned about the illicit activities going on in the petroleum downstream industry: mostly in the form of illegal bunkering, smuggling of petroleum products and dumping products meant for export on the local market,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The average exchange-rate depreciation on a yearly basis suggests that we have done 8.7 per cent, as against the NDC’s 18 per cent. On the exchange rate, we have performed better,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Friday, January 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Your challenge is to restore your institution’s financial health, not worsen it. We have noted with gratitude, the sacrifices and good work some of you are doing. We have also noted, however, during the 2020 financial performance negotiations, some fiscal indiscipline of some entities. You are dealing with legacy debts, low working capital and weak corporate governance structures, to mention a few. We are very mindful of this and government is committed to taking the strategic steps to fix these challenges and restore confidence in our state entities,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, January 10, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “As boards and management, you should know that the global economic environment is changing at a fast pace and as leaders, you need to be circumspect and develop the ability to look ahead and evaluate the consequences of those changes on our State Entities and plan for them. You need to apply the current trends in ICT resources and deploy them to inject efficiency in your operations,” External link

modernghana Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The government is committed to taking strategic steps to fix these challenges and restore confidence in our State Entities. But for those entities which have proven to be inefficient, government as the shareholder may decide to either invite private sector participation or put them out for an outright sale,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Corruption has a micro foundation and if you don’t deal with the micro-foundations, then you will not be effective in dealing with it at the macro level,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “The operational budget of CHARG, for example, has increased from 1.8m Ghana Cedis in 2016 to GHC 5m in 2019. And in 2020, the allocation is GHC 12.2m. It has moved from GHC1.8 to GHC 12.2 million for CHRAJ, just for the operational budget,” “The overall budget for CHRAG has increased from 16.8m Cedis in 2016 to 40m Cedis in 2020 (an increase of 38%). And all the other accountability institutions, have received increases between 25% and 34% from 2017 to 2019” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “When it is time for voting, EC can just extract everybody who is above 18 from the national ID database for them to go and vote [in that coming years’ elections],” External link

modernghana Monday, January 6, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about School Certificate Examination ) : “In the first three years of this policy (Free SHS), we have seen enrollment in Ghana for senior high school education increased by 69%. That is a very high level of increase,” “Many of these children, if it had not been for free Senior High School education would've been seated at home, and we would have had to contend with the problems, later on in life, of these children,” External link

modernghana Monday, January 6, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Corruption, a threat to national development, peace and stability," External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, January 6, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The project will accelerate the growth of Ghana’s petroleum downstream sub-sector and make it a major player in the economy and consequently ensure development of sustainable value, wealth creation and the progress of industry” External link

BFTOnline Friday, January 3, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : "When you read Mathew 5:9, Psalm 133 and Mathew 22: 36-40, it clearly shows you that if we want to grow and prosper as a nation, peace, unity and love are very important. I call on all Ghanaians to value the peace and unity we enjoy, and show love to each other," External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “The north has been left behind for a very long time, but under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, we are going to make sure there is a major transformation in the northern regions of the country, all the five northern regions,” External link

modernghana Monday, December 30, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We will actually be seeing some significant reduction in the cost of electricity for industrial production next year in Ghana, and that can be as much as 25%…” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “We have reduced the suffering of many importers by reducing import duties by 50%. We have automated the process of clearing goods from the ports and reduced the suffering of our importers. Even the taxes on ‘kayayei’ [head porters] have been abolished,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “This is the result of giving a contract to a mason who does not understand the plan of the building,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “This is the result of giving a contract to a mason who does not understand the plan of the buildingm,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, December 23, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “When we came in, it [cedi] was running, essentially we have arrested it and the IGP has the keys, he’s locked it up, we want to make sure we pursue sound policies to keep the cedi stable, it has appreciated for this year,” External link

ghanaweb Friday, December 20, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia déclaré : "Nos gouvernements se sont mis d'accord pour offrir aux agriculteurs une juste part de la richesse produite par l'industrie" External link

slateafrique Friday, June 21, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia déclaré : "Nos gouvernements se sont mis d'accord pour offrir aux agriculteurs une juste part de la richesse produite par l'industrie" External link

capital-FR Friday, June 21, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia déclaré : "Nos gouvernements se sont mis d'accord pour offrir aux agriculteurs une juste part de la richesse produite par l'industrie" External link

challenges Friday, June 21, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT



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Felix Ofosu Kwakye said ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “I have had occasion to say somewhere that, [what Bawumia did] is akin to inviting me to take part in a beauty contest with a woman. It is illogical and with the greatest of respect to him, it does not make sense. A power crisis is not the same as a global health pandemic for that reason, the responses to both are not the same,” External link

modernghana Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah stated ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “We don’t believe that Mahamudu Bawumia is a torn in NDC’s flesh. In fact the way he has messed his own reputation up, it will be very advantageous for us if he gets the slot to be running mate of NPP and he will be a very easy candidate to deal with,” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah stated ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “We don’t believe that Mahamudu Bawumia is a torn in NDC’s flesh. In fact the way he has messed his own reputation up, it will be very advantageous for us if he gets the slot to be running mate of NPP and he will be a very easy candidate to deal with,” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Cassiel Ato Forson added ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “In any case, it is inhumane to compare a pandemic killing human beings to an electricity generation problem that was resolved by the same government. It is time to caution Dr. Bawumia not to be proud of cosmetic macro-economic data that fails to translate into economic well-being,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Allotey Jacobs said ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : "He (Vice President Bawumia) has digitized our communication and he has separated propaganda and facts," External link

ghanaweb Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

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Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Akufo Addo ) : "Building an inclusive society requires pragmatic government policies to ensure everyone is covered. This has been the focus of the Akufo-Addo government, and this thinking is evidently clear in broader social intervention policies of our government," "The poor and deprived in Ghana largely live in rural, inner city and zongo communities; and have historically been excluded in many aspects of governance and access to opportunities and government services in this country" External link

allafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Akufo Addo ) : "President Akufo-Addo is more committed to uplifting education in Zongo communities. As a result, he has decided that in shaa Allah, his next government will build 16 model secondary schools in Zongo communities in each of the sixteen region," "This will be a special senior high school, which will focus on educating children within Zongo communities" External link

allafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 4:20:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We have now begun conversations about the process of making sure every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued and accounted for,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Our experience is that these costs that some mining companies actually incur are really a black box. They are not transparent. We don’t really know,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:53:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The fundamental source of what we intend to do is solid fiscal discipline and consolidation. The deficit is expected to be brought down from 9 to 6.5 per cent, and we are cutting down government expenditure,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 30, 2020 5:21:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia wrote : "The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Thankfully both of them have records. John Mahama was Vice President and President for 8 years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the president for three and half years," External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated ( about John Mahama ) : "John Mahama presided over a mismanaged and collapsing financial system. 82 licensed financial institutions (listed below) collapsed under JM’s watch (were they deliberately collapsed by his government?) and the depositors were not paid," External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia explained : “Any merchant can have a universal QR Code: including chop bar operators, food vendors, barbers, carpenters or masons, musicians, shoe-shine boys, khebab sellers, market traders, trotros, taxis, churches, mosques, schools, funeral committees, wedding organisers – basically, any business,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:20:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We need basic applications to make tax payment easy” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If we have all these pieces of the puzzle in place, then you will begin to see its impact on interest rates, because it will be a completely different economy,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:32:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “ECG and NEDCO are therefore tasked to work together, to provide for our consideration before the end of 2017 a sustainable business model for integration of distributed renewable energy generation. Whether we like or not, renewable energy has come to stay and we must all be smart, innovative and proactive if we are to enjoy the full benefits of it,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, July 22, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We will actually be seeing some significant reduction in the cost of electricity for industrial production next year in Ghana, and that can be as much as 25%…” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Under the new regulation, we are going to insist on transparent accounting of our natural resources. In other countries, when a mineral is mined it is under the control of government until it is exported. We are going to talk with the mining and oil firms, and insist on a transparent accounting system” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:26:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : "During the 2016 elections campaign, President Nana Akufo-Addo was here and I came with him. He promised the National Chief Imam that should God make him President, he would look after the welfare of the Zongos and Muslims. He will run an inclusive government," "As we prepared our 2016 manifesto, we looked at the Zongos and we identified two key problems that we thought God willing if we had the chance, we would address. One was education" External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "If you go around a lot of Zongos now, you will feel the impact of of this ministry whether it is a classroorm blocks, toilet facilities, drainage , systems, water, roads, bridges, clinics, etc. The Ministry and the Zongo Development Fund are addressing many problems in Zongos across the country," External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The only way any community can break out from poverty, sustainably, is through education and this does not just apply to the Zongos. It applies to the whole world," "Most of us come from the villages and the only reason we have been able to move ahead , one way or the other, is through education. So we said that one of the biggest things we needed to do was education" External link

allafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 3:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “We also need to ensure financial inclusion, and so we are launching interoperability next month. This is to bring together the mobile payment systems to allow their systems to talk to each other, and those of the banks as well,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, July 13, 2020 5:26:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : "During the 2016 elections campaign, President Nana Akufo-Addo was here and I came with him. He promised the National Chief Imam that should God make him President, he would look after the welfare of the Zongos and Muslims. He will run an inclusive government," "As we prepared our 2016 manifesto, we looked at the Zongos and we identified two key problems that we thought God willing if we had the chance, we would address. One was education" External link

modernghana Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "If you go around a lot of Zongos now, you will feel the impact of of this ministry whether it is a classroorm blocks, toilet facilities, drainage , systems, water, roads, bridges, clinics, etc. The Ministry and the Zongo Development Fund are addressing many problems in Zongos across the country," External link

modernghana Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The only way any community can break out from poverty, sustainably, is through education and this does not just apply to the Zongos. It applies to the whole world," "Most of us come from the villages and the only reason we have been able to move ahead , one way or the other, is through education. So we said that one of the biggest things we needed to do was education" External link

modernghana Sunday, July 12, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “What this arrangement does basically, is to say that we agree with Sinohydro that they provide us our choice of infrastructure worth $2 billion. The Sinohydro Corporation which is going to provide the infrastructure is not the company that is going to mine the bauxite and they are not taking our raw bauxite. In other words, Sinohydro is not a mining company,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 10, 2020 4:05:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “There is an urgency among the youth in areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially once they are stimulated. Entrepreneurship is a vital element for economic growth and development. It is a relevant strategic tool in preventing unemployment,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:22:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If financial services can therefore be delivered through the mobile phone, we could cover 70 percent of the bankable population. Today, we have in excess of 37 million connected mobile phones in Ghana, and that means a huge number of people can be brought into the financial space just by using mobile phones. These mobile phones serve as vehicles that can be used to mobilise the millions of cedis held outside the banking sector,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia says : “It must translate into the well-being of Ghanaians in their everyday living: safe drinking water, good roads, jobs, access to good healthcare, stable and affordable electricity, and good education among others,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, July 3, 2020 1:14:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “I thank the Almighty Allah for this historic day. I want to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to H.E. the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the honour of reaching out again to select me for the fourth time to serve as his running mate, and Insha-Allah, again as his Vice-President of the Republic, in his second term as President of the Republic,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:01:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Senior Minister ) : “I have personally filed my 2018 returns through iTaPS and so has the Senior Minister and the Finance Minister. I wish to congratulate the management of GRA for these initiatives and encourage them to come up with more of such ideas to simplify the tax payment system and increase the pace of automation,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, June 28, 2020 8:48:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “I thank the Almighty Allah for this historic day. I want to express my profound gratitude and appreciation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the honour of reaching out again to select me for the fourth time to serve as his running mate, and Insha-Allah, again as his Vice-President of the Republic, in his second term as President of the Republic,” External link

modernghana Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Almighty Allah ) : “Mr. President, you have chosen me for the fourth time, and insha Allah the people of Ghana will give you four more to do more,” External link

modernghana Sunday, June 28, 2020 2:04:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia pointed out : “The best running mate in the world cannot make a difference if the President is indecisive and incompetent” External link

modernghana Sunday, June 28, 2020 1:06:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “The Transformation story needs to be told because it is in telling our stories that we will appreciate how far we have come, the challenges we’ve overcome…it is in telling our story that we uncover the opportunities ahead of us; let not the ‘Africa Rising’ story be an event or only nurturing entrepreneurship and good governance, but also ensure more inclusive policies that open the pathways and platforms for development of many,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia pointed out ( about Tan Ching Chin ) : “While we are on a mission to digitise Ghana, we have to be very aware that new systems will only be as good as the people who implement them. New systems disrupt the status quo and therefore one can expect push-back from beneficiaries of the status quo. Our experience with implementation of the paperless system at the ports is a case in point,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 19, 2020 1:28:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “We are putting this in place as part of measures that are being put in place to strengthen the financial system, as we integrate into the global financial system. The establishment of the Ghana Deposit Protection Corporation has been an important step to boosting the confidence of the Ghanaian depositor and it is part of efforts to locking in the gains of financial sector reforms carried out over the last two years,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, June 14, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “It is simply not acceptable that for a very long time an institution of state with the powers to help in properly accounting for our mineral resources was not enabled nor allowed to perform its job. This has to change. I know of a bauxite mining company that over the last five years has paid no dividends to government because it claims it has made no profits yet it continues to mine vigorously. This cannot be right. Thankfully we have now begun conversations about the process of making sure that every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued, and accounted for. While the process may not be as robust as we want, it is a positive step in the right direction and we are impressed with the collaboration between the Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company in making sure we expedite the full spectrum of accounting for our gold resources,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 13, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Special industry-tailored policies and programmes are also being implemented, with a view to ensuring that newly-revived companies not only find their feet but also contribute to national development and into the overall plan for increased value-addition to ensure greater earnings,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:26:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “We also need to ensure financial inclusion, and so we are launching interoperability next month. This is to bring together the mobile payment systems to allow their systems to talk to each other, and those of the banks as well,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 12, 2020 5:28:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Government is concerned about the illicit activities going on in the petroleum downstream industry: mostly in the form of illegal bunkering, smuggling of petroleum products and dumping products meant for export on the local market,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 12, 2020 3:23:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The project will accelerate the growth of Ghana’s petroleum downstream sub-sector and make it a major player in the economy and consequently ensure development of sustainable value, wealth creation and the progress of industry” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If financial services can therefore be delivered through the mobile phone, we could cover 70 percent of the bankable population. Today, we have in excess of 37 million connected mobile phones in Ghana, and that means a huge number of people can be brought into the financial space just by using mobile phones. These mobile phones serve as vehicles that can be used to mobilise the millions of cedis held outside the banking sector,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, June 8, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia says : “It must translate into the well-being of Ghanaians in their everyday living: safe drinking water, good roads, jobs, access to good healthcare, stable and affordable electricity, and good education among others,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, June 5, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Marshall Plan ) : “Implementing the Marshall Plan for Agriculture will lead to structural transformation which, in turn, will catalyse economic activities and connect major sectors in the Ghanaian economy. It will lead to higher farmer incomes, value addition, jobs and the opportunities that come with being globally competitive,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:24:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Whilst we can all be proud of what we have managed to achieve so far in the fight against the pandemic, we have also been humbled by the ferocity of the pandemic, laying bare some of the shortcomings in our health system and what we have not done well as governments," "The underinvestment in our health infrastructure, our material shortfalls, our manpower capabilities, and our vulnerabilities in fighting medical catastrophes are hard lessons" External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : "The focus is on delivering on the largest investment by any government in our healthcare infrastructure in the last fifty years by constructing 88 standard design 100-bed hospitals with accommodation for doctors and nurses in the Districts without hospitals, 6 new regional hospitals in the six new regions, and infectious disease centres for each of the three ecological zones: coastal, northern and middle belt zones in the country, and as well as the Ghana Centre for Disease Control," External link

PeaceFMGhana Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Whilst we can all be proud of what we have managed to achieve so far in the fight against the pandemic, we have also been humbled by the ferocity of the pandemic, laying bare some of the shortcomings in our health system and what we have not done well as governments," "The underinvestment in our health infrastructure, our material shortfalls, our manpower capabilities, and our vulnerabilities in fighting medical catastrophes are hard lessons" External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : "The focus is on delivering on the largest investment by any government in our healthcare infrastructure in the last fifty years by constructing. 88 standard design 100-bed hospitals with accommodation for doctors and nurses in the Districts without hospitals, 6 new regional hospitals in the six new regions, and infectious disease centres for each of the three ecological zones: coastal, northern and middle belt zones in the country, and as well as the Ghana Centre for Disease Control," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Access (to healthcare) is not only in providing physical infrastructure. We need the health professionals who deliver the services, who are well trained to be able to make the difficult decisions, sometimes even tragic choices, in delivering health services. Training is therefore critical if any health system will survive over time," External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "I would like to stress that this government is committed to the health of Ghanaians and will do everything possible to assure all citizens of accessible, affordable and available health service delivery across the nation," "We are committed to investing in all aspects of the health system - in physical infrastructure and soft infrastructure by leveraging on technology to leapfrog our development" External link

allafrica Friday, May 29, 2020 1:30:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Under the new regulation, we are going to insist on transparent accounting of our natural resources. In other countries, when a mineral is mined it is under the control of government until it is exported. We are going to talk with the mining and oil firms, and insist on a transparent accounting system” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “ECG and NEDCO are therefore tasked to work together, to provide for our consideration before the end of 2017 a sustainable business model for integration of distributed renewable energy generation. Whether we like or not, renewable energy has come to stay and we must all be smart, innovative and proactive if we are to enjoy the full benefits of it,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, May 24, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “We are putting this in place as part of measures that are being put in place to strengthen the financial system, as we integrate into the global financial system. The establishment of the Ghana Deposit Protection Corporation has been an important step to boosting the confidence of the Ghanaian depositor and it is part of efforts to locking in the gains of financial sector reforms carried out over the last two years,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, May 24, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “we thank God for the life of Otumfuo. He is a wise King and we all [politicians] rely on him for his wise counsel” External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:47:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about John Mahama ) : “We have been able to perform much better on the situation we inherited. In fact, the data makes it very clear. So My humble advice to former President Mahama is to take a look at the data before you speak, otherwise, you will end up embarrassing yourself,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, May 6, 2020 4:56:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated ( about John Mahama ) : “My humble advice to former President John Mahama is: ‘Take a look at the data, this is not green book data. Take a look at the data before you speak, otherwise, you will end up embarrassing yourself’. When it comes to the data, it has been very clear; in agricultural growth, we have performed better; industry growth, we have performed better; inflation, we have performed better, on interest rate, we did perform better; exchange rate depreciation, we have performed better. That is the data,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, May 5, 2020 4:15:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “This time in the life of our country is not the time for politics. We are facing a global pandemic and the focus of the President as we have all seen, has been leading and making sure the right things are done to protect the lives of Ghanaians. This has been the focus of the President and generally, the focus of the government,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about John Mahama ) : “That notwithstanding, we have seen that the former President John Mahama has been making a number of statements and many of these statements have been proven not to be true or when you look at the data, they are not true,” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo took over the reigns of government in 2017. After over three years in office, he has been able to manage the transformation of this country and we have been able to perform much, much better than the situation we inherited,” “When it comes to the data, it has been very clear. Agricultural growth, we have performed better, interest rate, we did perform better, exchange rate depreciation, we have performed better. When it comes to the creation of jobs, over 350,000 jobs in the public sector and more in the private sector. When it comes to jobs, we have performed better. We have restored the teacher and nursing trainee allowances” External link

3NewsGhana Monday, May 4, 2020 11:46:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “Common chalk was even a problem in our schools under former President Mahama,” External link

modernghana Monday, May 4, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The Chief Imam is a national asset. He is a rare national asset," "What he has done and continues to do for this country is incalculable. He is a major force of the peace and stability that we are witnessing and enjoying in this country" External link

allafrica Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:50:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia wrote : "The Holy Month of Ramadan is here with us again. Hajia Samira and I wish our fellow Muslims a blessed Ramadan," External link

PeaceFMGhana Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia wrote : “The holy month of Ramadan is here with us again. Hajia Samira and I wish our fellow Muslims a blessed Ramadan,” External link

ghanaweb Saturday, April 25, 2020 2:42:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "The Chief Imam is a national asset. He is a rare national asset," "What he has done and continues to do for this country is incalculable. He is a major force of the peace and stability that we are witnessing and enjoying in this country" External link

ghanaweb Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Today we are seeing what Ghanaian ingenuity and industry are all about,” “We can see these hard-working women and men who are working so efficiently. I am very privileged to come and see the actual activity taking place,” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, April 18, 2020 11:11:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia warned : “Nobody should take Covid-19 lightly” External link

PeaceFMGhana Friday, April 17, 2020 9:48:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia warned : “Nobody should take Covid 19 lightly” External link

3NewsGhana Friday, April 17, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Data is our most powerful weapon in the fight against Covid-19. You cannot fight what you cannot see,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “This is another weapon in our arsenal. It will provide us real time data and allow a quick, early response by our professionals,” External link

3NewsGhana Tuesday, April 14, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Ghana has been operating without a comprehensive building code since independence. Essentially, it has been a free-for-all in the building and construction industry with no clearly-defined standards. For the first time ever, through the collaborative efforts of different agencies, Ghana has a comprehensive Building Code. The Ghana Building Code, GS1207 of 2018 is a document that is long overdue but which has finally been delivered,” External link

BFTOnline Tuesday, April 7, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Our experience is that these costs that some mining companies actually incur are really a black box. They are not transparent. We don’t really know,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:28:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “The Universal QR CODE will make it possible for all merchants, service providers and institutions to receive payments from bank accounts, ezwich accounts, mobile money wallets or internationally issued visa or MasterCards instantly” External link

3NewsGhana Thursday, March 26, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “Even for merchants that accept electronic payments, there is no interoperability among the different banks or telcos,” External link

CitiFMGhana Wednesday, March 25, 2020 10:43:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “ECG and NEDCO are therefore tasked to work together, to provide for our consideration before the end of 2017 a sustainable business model for integration of distributed renewable energy generation. Whether we like or not, renewable energy has come to stay and we must all be smart, innovative and proactive if we are to enjoy the full benefits of it,” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, March 19, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Marshall Plan ) : “Implementing the Marshall Plan for Agriculture will lead to structural transformation which, in turn, will catalyse economic activities and connect major sectors in the Ghanaian economy. It will lead to higher farmer incomes, value addition, jobs and the opportunities that come with being globally competitive,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “There is an urgency among the youth in areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, especially once they are stimulated. Entrepreneurship is a vital element for economic growth and development. It is a relevant strategic tool in preventing unemployment,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We will actually be seeing some significant reduction in the cost of electricity for industrial production next year in Ghana, and that can be as much as 25%…” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 4:24:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We continue to look unconcerned when the structures in the industry are put up without paying attention to the required rules and regulations” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 3:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “Additionally, we have also established the Data Protection Commission to implement the law and guarantee data safety. It is a state policy and a legal mandate of the Commission to have only certified data supervisors to lead the establishment of organisational data protection and privacy programmes in the country,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 16, 2020 8:29:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If we have all these pieces of the puzzle in place, then you will begin to see its impact on interest rates, because it will be a completely different economy,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia indicated : “The high levels of investment in the port industry are geared towards improving cargo handling and dwelling time as well as enhanced service delivery and a reduction in the cost of doing business at our ports. These interventions have helped to reduce human interference, streamlined the clearance process, and secured national revenue collection while promoting a high level of compliance from shippers,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, March 15, 2020 1:45:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Your challenge is to restore your institution’s financial health, not worsen it. We have noted with gratitude, the sacrifices and good work some of you are doing. We have also noted, however, during the 2020 financial performance negotiations, some fiscal indiscipline of some entities. You are dealing with legacy debts, low working capital and weak corporate governance structures, to mention a few. We are very mindful of this and government is committed to taking the strategic steps to fix these challenges and restore confidence in our state entities,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 14, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The fundamental source of what we intend to do is solid fiscal discipline and consolidation. The deficit is expected to be brought down from 9 to 6.5 per cent, and we are cutting down government expenditure,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “We also need to ensure financial inclusion, and so we are launching interoperability next month. This is to bring together the mobile payment systems to allow their systems to talk to each other, and those of the banks as well,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 2:51:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about Senior Minister ) : “I have personally filed my 2018 returns through iTaPS and so has the Senior Minister and the Finance Minister. I wish to congratulate the management of GRA for these initiatives and encourage them to come up with more of such ideas to simplify the tax payment system and increase the pace of automation,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 7:39:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire walking on the streets of America as a Blackman, they will see you no different from anybody walking on the streets of Africa, and so the emancipation of the people of African descent lies in the emancipation of Africa” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 6:39:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We have now begun conversations about the process of making sure every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued and accounted for,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 13, 2020 12:35:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We need basic applications to make tax payment easy” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 11, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia told : “It is simply not acceptable that for a very long time an institution of state with the powers to help in properly accounting for our mineral resources was not enabled nor allowed to perform its job. This has to change. I know of a bauxite mining company that over the last five years has paid no dividends to government because it claims it has made no profits yet it continues to mine vigorously. This cannot be right. Thankfully we have now begun conversations about the process of making sure that every single bar of gold leaving our shores is properly weighed, tested, valued, and accounted for. While the process may not be as robust as we want, it is a positive step in the right direction and we are impressed with the collaboration between the Ghana Chamber of Mines and the Precious Minerals Marketing Company in making sure we expedite the full spectrum of accounting for our gold resources,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 9, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “What this arrangement does basically, is to say that we agree with Sinohydro that they provide us our choice of infrastructure worth $2 billion. The Sinohydro Corporation which is going to provide the infrastructure is not the company that is going to mine the bauxite and they are not taking our raw bauxite. In other words, Sinohydro is not a mining company,” External link

BFTOnline Monday, March 9, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We are trying to build a new, efficient Ghana. The world is continually evolving, and this evolution is led by cutting edge technology. We know there are many talented young men and women in the ICT space, and government is looking at ways to make innovating and actualizing promising ideas easier,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 7, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia says : “It must translate into the well-being of Ghanaians in their everyday living: safe drinking water, good roads, jobs, access to good healthcare, stable and affordable electricity, and good education among others,” External link

BFTOnline Saturday, March 7, 2020 5:32:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Digitisation of the economy will improve the economy and reduce corruption. When I was at the Bank of Ghana as deputy governor … I kept dealing with this issue and we kept talking how do we bring interest rate down …the surest way to bring down interest rate is to formalise the economy. This is because when you go to the bank, they will know your identity; they will know who you are; this is who you are … so the risk will be minimised in lending to you. When we digitise the economy, you will see interest rates beginning to come down,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 6, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Special industry-tailored policies and programmes are also being implemented, with a view to ensuring that newly-revived companies not only find their feet but also contribute to national development and into the overall plan for increased value-addition to ensure greater earnings,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, March 6, 2020 12:10:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Those are areas very critical for us and we are happy to have the African Development Bank helping us. You have been in the trenches with us and things are now going well,” External link

africanreview Thursday, March 5, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Those are areas very critical for us and we are happy to have the African Development Bank helping us. You have been in the trenches with us and things are now going well,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “These are not easy to do but it had to be done and we’re seeing the benefits…. All the indicators are in the right direction; macroeconomic conditions have stabilised, agriculture is doing well, interest rates have come down, while inflation has also come down to its lowest since 1992,” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:09:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire walking on the streets of America as a Blackman, they will see you no different from anybody walking on the streets of Africa, and so the emancipation of the people of African descent lies in the emancipation of Africa” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, March 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia asked : "Whose child should stay at home for others to go to school because of the unavailability of space?" External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It was very refreshing to note that the AfDB mission team are very full of praise for the many innovative digital infrastructure projects going on in Ghana which have put Ghana ahead of most African countries in the area of digitisation. They requested that Ghana shares her experiences with other African countries,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, March 3, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The construction of this 4.0km concrete road is a demonstration of the corporate social responsibility role for the benefits of communities Chinese companies operate in,” External link

ghanaweb Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : "The NDC government and the previous management of the Bank of Ghana had ample time to address impending failures. They were aware of the problems in 2015 in the case of banks and as far back as 2012 in the case of savings and loans and microfinance companies. Even in opposition, I alerted the country that on the basis of available data, 8 banks were likely to collapse but they refused to act, " External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia recalled : “The NDC government and the previous management of the Bank of Ghana had ample time to address impending failures. They were aware of the problems in 2015 in the case of banks and as far back as 2012 in the case of savings and loans and micro finance companies. Even in opposition, I alerted the country that on the basis of available data, 8 banks were likely to collapse but they refused to act,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “In all, we made 388 promises in our manifesto. The most recent validation exercise at the end of January 2019 shows that we had delivered or are delivering on 303, 78 percent of the promises, up from the 72 percent reported earlier,” External link

modernghana Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:12:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “If financial services can therefore be delivered through the mobile phone, we could cover 70 percent of the bankable population. Today, we have in excess of 37 million connected mobile phones in Ghana, and that means a huge number of people can be brought into the financial space just by using mobile phones. These mobile phones serve as vehicles that can be used to mobilise the millions of cedis held outside the banking sector,” External link

BFTOnline Sunday, February 16, 2020 3:07:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “we should all note that many of these financial institutions were dead and in many cases were not even paying their depositors or employees at all or regularly. There were countless instances where some customers would travel several kilometers for just a GH200 withdrawal and they were told to go and come another day” External link

modernghana Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:20:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Despite these tax reductions, the data shows that revenue collection in nominal cedi terms has increased by 25% annually since 2017,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Those who are criticizing the double-track system have not been able to offer one alternative. They will just say I will abolish the double track but they will not tell you what they will replace it with and they cannot tell you because abolishing double-track means abolishing free SHS,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia pointed out : “The data shows that Ghana’s macroeconomic fundamentals are strong. Indeed, the strength of Ghana’s fundamentals was confirmed recently by Moody’s Ratings which changed Ghana’s sovereign ratings from B3 with a stable outlook to B3 with a positive outlook. This is unprecedented for an election year,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Even in opposition, I alerted the country that on the faces of the available data, 8 banks were likely to collapse. But they did nothing, they refused to act,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, February 11, 2020 7:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The second phase will be a deployment of 8,000 additional cameras. We want to have a situation where the police are helped very much in their fight against crime with real-time data, so that we see what is happening virtually everywhere we can. It really helps,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “It is the biggest investment in northern Ghana on any infrastructure project since independence,” External link

allghananews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We are very grateful to his Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo who will cut the sod next month for this major project by the Grace of God,” External link

allghananews Monday, February 3, 2020 2:38:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia indicated : “Back in Ghana, we are aiming at a Ghana Beyond Aid. This requires that we put together the right economic policies capable of delivering on the Beyond Aid Agenda; our financial systems should be robust enough to support local businesses as well as international investors. We consider co-operating with the LSE as a step in the right direction,” External link

modernghana Wednesday, January 22, 2020 9:41:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We therefore don’t have any reason to be furthermore importing more and more fertilizer and wasting our foreign exchange,” External link

pri Wednesday, January 22, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Government is concerned about the illicit activities going on in the petroleum downstream industry: mostly in the form of illegal bunkering, smuggling of petroleum products and dumping products meant for export on the local market,” External link

BFTOnline Wednesday, January 15, 2020 5:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The average exchange-rate depreciation on a yearly basis suggests that we have done 8.7 per cent, as against the NDC’s 18 per cent. On the exchange rate, we have performed better,” External link

TheStatesManGhana Friday, January 10, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Your challenge is to restore your institution’s financial health, not worsen it. We have noted with gratitude, the sacrifices and good work some of you are doing. We have also noted, however, during the 2020 financial performance negotiations, some fiscal indiscipline of some entities. You are dealing with legacy debts, low working capital and weak corporate governance structures, to mention a few. We are very mindful of this and government is committed to taking the strategic steps to fix these challenges and restore confidence in our state entities,” External link

BFTOnline Friday, January 10, 2020 11:36:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “As boards and management, you should know that the global economic environment is changing at a fast pace and as leaders, you need to be circumspect and develop the ability to look ahead and evaluate the consequences of those changes on our State Entities and plan for them. You need to apply the current trends in ICT resources and deploy them to inject efficiency in your operations,” External link

modernghana Thursday, January 9, 2020 7:34:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The government is committed to taking strategic steps to fix these challenges and restore confidence in our State Entities. But for those entities which have proven to be inefficient, government as the shareholder may decide to either invite private sector participation or put them out for an outright sale,” External link

CitiFMGhana Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “Corruption has a micro foundation and if you don’t deal with the micro-foundations, then you will not be effective in dealing with it at the macro level,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia noted : “The operational budget of CHARG, for example, has increased from 1.8m Ghana Cedis in 2016 to GHC 5m in 2019. And in 2020, the allocation is GHC 12.2m. It has moved from GHC1.8 to GHC 12.2 million for CHRAJ, just for the operational budget,” “The overall budget for CHRAG has increased from 16.8m Cedis in 2016 to 40m Cedis in 2020 (an increase of 38%). And all the other accountability institutions, have received increases between 25% and 34% from 2017 to 2019” External link

PeaceFMGhana Tuesday, January 7, 2020 9:22:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “When it is time for voting, EC can just extract everybody who is above 18 from the national ID database for them to go and vote [in that coming years’ elections],” External link

modernghana Monday, January 6, 2020 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said ( about School Certificate Examination ) : “In the first three years of this policy (Free SHS), we have seen enrollment in Ghana for senior high school education increased by 69%. That is a very high level of increase,” “Many of these children, if it had not been for free Senior High School education would've been seated at home, and we would have had to contend with the problems, later on in life, of these children,” External link

modernghana Monday, January 6, 2020 12:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : "Corruption, a threat to national development, peace and stability," External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, January 6, 2020 1:23:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “The project will accelerate the growth of Ghana’s petroleum downstream sub-sector and make it a major player in the economy and consequently ensure development of sustainable value, wealth creation and the progress of industry” External link

BFTOnline Friday, January 3, 2020 3:58:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : "When you read Mathew 5:9, Psalm 133 and Mathew 22: 36-40, it clearly shows you that if we want to grow and prosper as a nation, peace, unity and love are very important. I call on all Ghanaians to value the peace and unity we enjoy, and show love to each other," External link

PeaceFMGhana Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “The north has been left behind for a very long time, but under Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, we are going to make sure there is a major transformation in the northern regions of the country, all the five northern regions,” External link

modernghana Monday, December 30, 2019 4:36:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia said : “We will actually be seeing some significant reduction in the cost of electricity for industrial production next year in Ghana, and that can be as much as 25%…” External link

BFTOnline Thursday, December 26, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia added : “We have reduced the suffering of many importers by reducing import duties by 50%. We have automated the process of clearing goods from the ports and reduced the suffering of our importers. Even the taxes on ‘kayayei’ [head porters] have been abolished,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, December 24, 2019 12:29:00 AM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “This is the result of giving a contract to a mason who does not understand the plan of the building,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, December 23, 2019 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “This is the result of giving a contract to a mason who does not understand the plan of the buildingm,” External link

PeaceFMGhana Monday, December 23, 2019 5:43:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia stated : “When we came in, it [cedi] was running, essentially we have arrested it and the IGP has the keys, he’s locked it up, we want to make sure we pursue sound policies to keep the cedi stable, it has appreciated for this year,” External link

ghanaweb Friday, December 20, 2019 5:15:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia déclaré : "Nos gouvernements se sont mis d'accord pour offrir aux agriculteurs une juste part de la richesse produite par l'industrie" External link

slateafrique Friday, June 21, 2019 4:19:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia déclaré : "Nos gouvernements se sont mis d'accord pour offrir aux agriculteurs une juste part de la richesse produite par l'industrie" External link

capital-FR Friday, June 21, 2019 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mahamudu Bawumia déclaré : "Nos gouvernements se sont mis d'accord pour offrir aux agriculteurs une juste part de la richesse produite par l'industrie" External link

challenges Friday, June 21, 2019 1:50:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
president21.91%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
vice president21.35%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
vice-president7.87%EN05/18/201718/05/2017
candidate32.02%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
presidential candidate8.43%EN03/01/201701/03/2017
leader0.56%EN10/09/201609/10/2016
nominee1.12%EN09/08/201608/09/2016
deputy3.37%EN04/02/201402/04/2014
vice presidential candidate3.37%EN08/16/201316/08/2013
Names Lang Count
Mahamudu BawumiaEN72.97%
Mahamudu BawumiaFR23.22%
Mahamud BawumiaEN1.27%
Mahmoud BawumiaEN0.89%
Mahamoud BawumiaEN0.76%
Mahmud BawumiaEN0.63%
Mahamudu BawumiaSA0.25%


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Felix Ofosu Kwakye said ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “I have had occasion to say somewhere that, [what Bawumia did] is akin to inviting me to take part in a beauty contest with a woman. It is illogical and with the greatest of respect to him, it does not make sense. A power crisis is not the same as a global health pandemic for that reason, the responses to both are not the same,” External link

modernghana Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:12:00 PM EAT

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah stated ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “We don’t believe that Mahamudu Bawumia is a torn in NDC’s flesh. In fact the way he has messed his own reputation up, it will be very advantageous for us if he gets the slot to be running mate of NPP and he will be a very easy candidate to deal with,” External link

ghanaweb Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:00:00 AM EAT

Johnson Asiedu Nketiah stated ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “We don’t believe that Mahamudu Bawumia is a torn in NDC’s flesh. In fact the way he has messed his own reputation up, it will be very advantageous for us if he gets the slot to be running mate of NPP and he will be a very easy candidate to deal with,” External link

3NewsGhana Saturday, May 9, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Cassiel Ato Forson added ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : “In any case, it is inhumane to compare a pandemic killing human beings to an electricity generation problem that was resolved by the same government. It is time to caution Dr. Bawumia not to be proud of cosmetic macro-economic data that fails to translate into economic well-being,” External link

modernghana Tuesday, May 5, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Allotey Jacobs said ( about Mahamudu Bawumia ) : "He (Vice President Bawumia) has digitized our communication and he has separated propaganda and facts," External link

ghanaweb Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT