Yes, It is possible!

  Tue, 30 May 2023
Editorial Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

With God all things are possible, more so when we dream and commit everything to His authority and using the acumen He has endowed us with.

While some dream, busy about how to address societal challenges, others prefer traversing on the tangent of “it is not possible and remain stuck there” malice contaminating their thinking.

The digitisation project which Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia rolled out has gone a long way in making life comfortable for us; the enhancement of transactional activities being the most outstanding of the feats thereof.

Mobile phone interoperability, now a feature of our business terrain, is now something taken for granted, many having forgotten how life was before its advent.

The pre-interoperability days were characterised with enormous inconveniences. Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia thought to himself “it is possible” and set to work about surmounting the hurdle via technology even as naysayers spread the vile of impossibility. It has worked out and today all are enjoying the dividends of interoperability, the product of digitisation.

After the initial failed attempt at issuing all citizens with identification cards with biometric features, the “it is possible” spirit of Dr. Bawumia was triggered and today we are endowed with a world-class Ghana Card to which passports, driver's licences and other critical documents are linked.

We recall the “it's impossible” stance of the killjoys when the special travel document feature of the Ghana Card was announced by the originator, Dr. Bawumia. Like the free SHS when it was announced, the “it's impossible” cacophony rendered the atmosphere.

Eventually it came to pass and not knowing which direction to take, there was a momentary silence from the propaganda desk of the naysayers.

Let us not allow politics to stand between us and our ability to think out innovations which can alter lives positively.

The “it is possible” mantra associated with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia played out in the life of a Ghanaian traveller last week, his testimonies constituting basis of a major news story in yesterday's issue of this newspaper.

Coming on the heels of the efforts to discredit the digitisation dream of the Vice President and its execution, the testimony of the University of Cape Coast senior lecturer who was saved by a Ghana Card in Hamburg, Germany when his passport was not on him, has put paid to the mischief-powered skepticisms of naysayers that “it is impossible.”

The beneficiary of the Ghana Card has lauded the digitisation project after travelling on a Ghana Card back home from Germany. Let our compatriots relishing mischief-laden propaganda come off that tangent and love Ghana because with leaders who dream big, “It is possible” to move this country forward towards the achievement of our national goals regardless of all odds.

With optimists such as Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia leading the charge, it is indeed possible to change the fortunes of this country including the mindset of the mischievous elements.

Source: Daily Guide