Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia accompanied by the leaders of 15 local tech companies left Accra on Monday night for a five-day working visit to the high-tech city of Silicon Valley in California.
During the visit, the Vice President will hold discussions with Silicon Valley’s thought and technology leaders to explore the possibilities of developing strategic insight, decisions and partnerships.
The meeting is aimed at helping to enhance the digitization of the Ghanaian economy to move Ghana Beyond Aid.
The tech leaders accompanying the Vice President include representatives from GHIPSS, Hubtel, SoftTribe, DreamOval, IBM, and EDEL Technology Consulting.
Representatives from GE, Trotro Tractor, Rancard Solutions, Nsano, Expresspay, Bluespace, Callens solution, Bsystems and IT Consortium were also part of the delegation.
Prior to the trip, The Vice President visited a number of Ghanaian tech firms to understand their challenges in order to aid policy formulation. The visit to Silicon Valley by the Vice President and the leadership of these firms is to engage the world leaders in ICT in order to exchange ideas and fashion Ghanaian solutions to Ghanaian challenges.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is scheduled to meet with Corporate Executives of cutting-edge digital technology organisations including Microsoft, Facebook, Tesla, and Alphabet, and visit a number of facilities including the G.E. Digital Centre and the IBM Watson Centre.