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Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Introduction

DR MAHAMUDU BAWUMIA

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is a Ghanaian politician and economist who has served in various government roles, including as the Vice President of Ghana. Born on October 7, 1963, in Tamale, Ghana, Dr. Bawumia has had a significant impact on Ghanaian politics and economics.

About

Mahamudu Bawumiais  a Ghanaian economist and politician who has served as the 5th Vice  President of Ghana in the 4th Ghanaian Republic since January 7, 2017.  He was born on October 7, 1963, in Tamale, Ghana, to Alhaji Mumuni  Bawumia and Hajia Mariama Bawumia.

His father, Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia, had a distinguished  career as a teacher, lawyer, and politician. He was a Mamprugu Royal  and Chief of the Kpariga Traditional Area, and he played a significant  role in the Northern Peoples' Party, which later merged into the United  Party, a precursor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Mahamudu Bawumia's early education began at Sakasaka  Primary School in Tamale. He then attended Tamale Secondary School and  later traveled to the United Kingdom for further studies in banking,  where he obtained the Chartered Institute of Bankers Diploma (ACIB). His  educational journey continued as he pursued a First Class Honours  Degree in Economics at Buckingham University in 1987. Subsequently, he  completed a master's degree in Economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, and  earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver,  Canada, in 1995.

Throughout his career, Mahamudu Bawumia has been  deeply involved in economics and monetary policy. He worked as a  lecturer in Monetary Economics and International Finance in London,  England, between 1988 and 1990. He also served as an economist at the  Research Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in  Washington, D.C.

In the United States, he became an Assistant Professor  of Economics at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, between 1996 and  2000, receiving the Young Researcher Award in 1998. He also earned  recognition as one of "Who Is Who Among America's Teachers" in 1999.

Returning to Ghana in 2000, Bawumia joined the Bank of  Ghana, where he held various positions, ultimately becoming the Deputy  Governor of the Bank in June 2006. During his time at the Bank of Ghana,  he contributed significantly to the country's monetary policy and  financial stability. His work included implementing the  inflation-targeting framework, opening up the banking sector to  competition, and leading negotiations with international organizations.

In 2008, Bawumia entered politics as the  vice-presidential candidate for the NPP alongside presidential candidate  Nana Akufo-Addo. He continued in this role in the 2012 general  elections and played a crucial role as the lead witness for the  petitioners in the 2012/2013 Presidential Election Petition.

Bawumia's career also includes academic contributions  with publications in the field of economics. He has written extensively  on topics such as monetary policy, financial sector reform, and economic  development.

In 2016, he was once again chosen as the running mate  for Nana Akufo-Addo in the presidential election. Looking ahead to the  2024 elections, Mahamudu Bawumia filed his nomination to contest in the  NPP Presidential primaries, ultimately winning the super delegates  congress election in August 2023.

Outside of politics and economics, Mahamudu Bawumia is  known for his philanthropic efforts, including the commissioning of a  mosque and settling land lease arrears. He has also pledged support to  individuals in need, exemplifying his commitment to the well-being of  his fellow citizens.

Throughout his career, Mahamudu Bawumia has received  numerous scholarships and awards, including the Fellow of the Chartered  Institute of Bankers (FCIB) and the Young Researcher Award from Baylor  University. His contributions to economics, monetary policy, and  politics have made him a prominent figure in Ghana's public life.

Reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahamudu_Bawumia

TIME OF BIRTH: 11:56am

PLACE OF BIRTH: Tamale- Ghana

LONG: 0.8 W 0deg

LAT: 9 N 4deg

TIME ZONE: GMT 0

ASCENDANT: 9 Capricorn

SUN SIGN: 13 Libra

MOON SIGN: 13 Gemini

DATE OF BIRTH: 7th October 1963

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