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Bawumia engages Bill Gates on Ghana's digitization strategy

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday engaged the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates on Ghana’s digitization strategy.

The two also talked about Ghana’s progress on immunization against the new circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2).

The meeting which was via video conference [Zoom] also discussed the lessons from Ghana’s policy response to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Vice President Bawumia in a Facebook post after the meeting said it was a good exchange of views.

Dr Bawumia wrote that Bill Gates congratulated Ghana for the strides Ghana has made on several fronts.

"I also thanked him and the Gates Foundation for their successful work in the fight against polio and other diseases."

"I was joined in the meeting by Dr. Oko-Boye, Deputy Minister for Health." Dr Bawumia wrote.

Earlier today, I held a zoom meeting with Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft to discuss three key issues:

1. Ghana’s progress on immunization against the new circulating vaccine-derived polio virus type 2 (cVDPV2).

2. The lessons from Ghana’s policy response to COVID-19.

3. Ghana’s digitization strategy.

It was a good exchange of views and he congratulated Ghana for the strides we have made on several fronts. I also thanked him and the Gates Foundation for their successful work in the fight against polio and other diseases. I was joined in the meeting by Dr. Oko-Boye, Deputy Minister for Health.

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