The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has compared a country trying to develop without data and digitization to one trying to go to Mars on a bicycle.
The Vice President who has been touted for his digitization initiatives since he took office made the comparison in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle.
Dr Bawumia said that most African countries have tried to develop without paying attention to micro-foundations and systems to support their development drive.
According to him, these attempts have failed to work for them and that is why Ghana is doing the right thing. He added that Ghana is on the right course and digitization is the key.
He wrote: “Most African countries have tried to develop without the micro-foundations and systems to drive it. That has not and will not work. It is like trying to get to Mars on a bicycle. We have to be systems and data-driven economies. Digitization is the key. Ghana is on course.”