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Digital currencies backed by Central banks the way forward for Africa – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says African economies need digital currencies backed by central banks in order to give credibility to transactions.

Addressing participants at the opening of the International Trade and Finance Conference 2021 in Accra on Tuesday, Dr. Bawumia said, with the advent of digitization, digital currencies springing up on the African continent is imminent, but he was quick to warn that what African economies need are central banks-backed digital currencies, not cryptocurrency.

Responding to a question on the readiness of the continent for an African digital currency, especially with the presence of the AFCFTA, Dr. Bawumia stressed on the imminent adoption of digital currencies, but added that such moves should be backed by African Central banks, just as the Bank of Ghana has initiated a pilot digital currency.

“Digitization and the advent of digital currencies is something that is definitely coming. We are facing it and I am very, very happy that the central bank of Ghana is beginning a pilot digital currency and I think it will ultimately be the way to go for Africa. That we will adopt, or we should end up trying to adopt a digital currency,” Dr. Bawumia said.

“But I think that a digital currency that is backed by the central banks; that gives a lot of credibility to transactions and I think this is where we should be headed and the Bank of Ghana is leading the way. I expect other central banks to come forward with this in the future. It is the way to go.”

The conference was attended both physically and virtually by senior officials of African central banks, the African Union, West African Monetary Institute members of the Diplomatic Corps, and other key stakeholders in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).


This so called economic expect is always confused. Back then, he was called the god of economics. What the country is facing now is not a matter of digital currency :dollar: oooo. The economy is fucked up as a result of excessive inflation on commodities. Go and check :white_check_mark: that and stop fooling!!! boy…

How does a digital currency benefit someone who doesn’t have food to eat? Someone who is struggling to survive the day? It is obvious Bawumia doesn’t know what he is doing.

I wonder the institution which certified him as an economist. I can clearly still remember the definition of economics which states;
Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. It studies how individuals, businesses, governments, and nations make choices about how to allocate resources
Is this what we are seeing? Fuck

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