The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has called on the African governments to invest in Information Communications and Technology (ICT) infrastructure and digital data collection tools.
The Vice President said this whilst delivering his opening address at the launch of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Price Watch Centre for Africa via a virtual meeting today, Tuesday, 11th August, 2020. The ECA Price Watch is an initiative aimed at developing a platform to provide information on prices and other related variables for all countries on the continent.
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Dr. Bawumia further urged the heads of national statistical offices to work with ECA in transforming their national statistical systems as he underscored the importance of a mechanism for common price comparison.
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“It is my expectation and hope that the Price Watch Centre we have launched today will mark the beginning of a new chapter in Africa’s trade, commerce and policy setting operations for greater pricing commonalities across the continent, particularly in the context of the Continental Free Trade project.”
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See below some photos from the virtual meeting.