Dr Bawumia opens Fintech festival tomorrow

BY: News Desk Report
Dr Bawumia opens Fintech festival tomorrow
The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

The Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, will tomorrow deliver the keynote address at the inaugural Standard Chartered Digital Banking, Innovation and Fintech Festival at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.

Dr Bawumia is expected to outline the government’s plan to make Ghana the true digital hub of Africa with a robust digitised financial technology ecosystem.

The event will bring together local and international players in the Fintech ecosystem, seasoned experts and practising Fintech innovators to engage and share insights into how to adopt, leverage and scale digitisation, innovation and technology within the financial sector.

It will be held on the theme: “Shaping the next phase of Ghana’s Financial Technology Landscape for the 21st Century”.

The event is being organised in collaboration with the Bank of Ghana (BoG), SC Ventures and Enterprise Singapore.


A statement issued by the Standard Chartered Bank said the event was part of activities to mark its 125th anniversary in Ghana and was expected to help showcase the country’ digital infrastructure and the great strides made in the national digitalisation journey.

The hybrid mode event will be held on November 3-4, this year.

Other personalities expected to grace the event include the Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta; the Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, and the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison.

Others are the Chief Executive Officer, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered PLC, Mr Sunil Kaushal, and a member of SC Ventures, Mr Alex Manson.


“In addition, a great line up of insightful panel sessions is planned over the two days,” it stated. It stated that the sessions would explore the impact and opportunities of the increasingly robust and digitised financial ecosystem and the lessons we could learn from Ghana’s digitisation journey so far.

“Participants will also discuss how financial sustainability, innovation and technology can maximise participation in addition to how to best leverage digital banking, tokenisation and trust corridors to lift African trade flows,” it stated.