Dr. Thomas Mensah Talks Infrastructure With Vice President Bawumia
Dr. Thomas Mensah paid a courtesy call on the Vice president of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Flag Staff House to Discuss major infrastructure transformation for the country.
Vice President Bawumia told Dr. Mensah during their Flag Staff House meeting that "Ghana is interested in infrastructure Developments and we are glad you are in the country to work with us. You have achieved a lot in developing the infrastructure for social media using fiber optics. We are proud of you."
The visit formed part of Dr. Mensah's month long trip to Ghana from his US base in Georgia. Dr. Mensah revealed in an interview that the meeting with the Vice President afforded him the opportunity to make a strong case for his calls for Ghana to undergo a transformational infrastructurural development to speed the country up into the 21st century.
Speaking of speed, one of the projects Dr. Mensah has been pushing for Ghana to undertake is the development of a high-speed rail to interconnect the country. "I feel like many other senior government officials that I have met, Vice President Dr. Bawumia understands my passion about the high-speed rail project and the need for us as a country to prioritize it" said Dr. Mensah.
Dr. Mensah on his part praised the Government for the GPS address system it has initiated and believes that not only will it upgrade the national mail delivery system, but that among other things, "it wil save lives and help emergency response teams like fire trucks and ambulances locate people in emergencies too.
"The world is experiencing rapid amazing changes and developments and my contribution to them in the sector of communication through my fiber optics and nanotechnology innovations are all going to come to play as we work on developing the high-speed rail system
"President Akufo-Addo has called for an 'Africa-Beyond-Aid' to free the continent from the chains of neo-colonialism and dependency on Western aid, some of the projects I've been working on and taking to a lot of the people I've met on my trip to Ghana will help bring Ghana back to its 'Star of Africa' status as the work begins -- Dr. Mensah.
Dr. Mensah believes 'Africa-Beyond-Aid' is not a work for government alone, but for all Ghanaians, and Africans as well on an off the continent. "This is why I have left my businesses in America to come out here to contribute my quota. I strongly believe in today's Ghana and I want everyone to know that we can not only build high-speed rails, but get to the moon and more importantly, make Ghana a place for the youth to want to live in and develop their God given potentials."