As the political landscape in Ghana evolves, the aspirations and preferences of Ghanaians living abroad have gained significance. Among the candidates vying for the presidency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has emerged as a notable choice for many in the diaspora. His appeal goes beyond party lines, with a focus on his vision for a modern, digitalized, and united Ghana.
In this article, we explore the 10 key reasons why Ghanaians living abroad are increasingly rallying behind Dr. Bawumia as their preferred candidate for the next president of Ghana.
Approach To Formalization
Bawumia’s desire to formalize the economy is an important step in improving workers’ productivity and improving the business-enabling environment. Ghanaians are witnesses to this with the drastic changes that happened at the passport office when Bawumia first addressed it. This is how Bawumia wants the civil service to work. Giving him the mandate is a giant step in delivering the Ghana we all want.
A digitalized economy offers the pathway to entrepreneurial innovation, SME growth, and economic growth. We already see this with various startups that offer payment solutions to Ghanaians. The youth have seen the possibilities of digitalization and are innovating around it.
Dr. Bawumia’s focus on digitalization is seen as a pathway to fostering entrepreneurial innovation, supporting the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and ultimately driving economic growth.
Dr. Bawumia believes in prosperity for all, and the Ghana Card he has tirelessly championed is the gateway to financial inclusion. It has empowered access to banking and financial services, even in remote areas.
With Bawumia as Ghana’s leader, Ghana will enjoy the structural shifts that will make small businesses thrive, students access educational opportunities, and families build a better life.
While the other candidates are busy promising to build roads and schools, Bawumia views them as the birthright of Ghanaians and not something to promise.
Bawumia is the only candidate who has a clear vision of a digitalized and integrated economic system. Such a system will get us to the promised land.
Respect for all Religions
Bawumia’s respect for the different religious groups in Ghana is a demonstration of his ability to keep Ghanaians united. Dr. Bawumia’s demonstrated respect for different religious groups in Ghana is seen as a reflection of his ability to keep the country united and harmonious.
In a diverse and multi-religious society like Ghana, this quality will contribute to our social cohesion and tolerance.
Bawumia’s humility is seen by Ghanaians in the diaspora as a refreshing quality in a political leader. It resonates with Ghanaians abroad who value leaders who are approachable, down-to- earth, and responsive to the concerns of all citizens.
Campaign Devoid Of Vitriol
Ghanaians in the diaspora appreciate that Bawumia’s political campaign is conducted without resorting to negative rhetoric or personal attacks. This approach is seen as more dignified and conducive to constructive political discourse.
As a responsible and composed leader committed to constructive dialogue and effective governance, Dr Bawumia does not threaten and throw up tantrums.
Who wants a tantrum-throwing president? Certainly not Ghanaians. We all want a statesman, who will calmly navigate us through the challenges of our modern states.
Message Of Unity
Dr Bawumia’s message of unity appeals to Ghanaians as we need a leader who can bring people together across different political, ethnic, and social lines.
The promotion of national unity is seen as a crucial factor in Ghana’s continued stability and progress.
Hope For Young People Interested In Party Politics
Dr. Bawumia’s candidacy provides hope and inspiration to young Ghanaians interested in party politics. His background and rise in politics serve as an example of what can be achieved through dedication and hard work, motivating young people to engage more actively in the political process.
Diplomacy and International Relations
Dr. Bawumia’s experience in representing Ghana on the international stage is a valuable experience. His diplomatic skills and ability to engage with foreign governments and institutions are assets in promoting Ghana’s interests globally.
This international experience will help attract foreign investments, strengthen diplomatic ties, and enhance Ghana’s position in regional and international organizations.
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s candidacy resonates deeply with Ghanaians abroad who seek a leader capable of steering Ghana towards a prosperous and harmonious future. His commitment to formalization, digitalization, and forward-thinking policies aligns with the aspirations of a nation striving for economic growth and innovation.
Also, his respect for diversity, humility, and a campaign focused on unity set a positive example for the nation’s political discourse. As Ghana looks to the future, the support for Dr. Bawumia
from its diaspora represents a shared vision of progress, prosperity, and unity in the years to come.
ABOUT UNITED FOR BAWUMIA – CANADA
UNITED FOR DR. MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA – CANADA is a coalition group formed to:
• Unite diverse political groups
• And unequivocally endorse the candidacy of Vice Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as the flagbearer for the New Patriotic Party going into the 2024 elections