Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has encouraged the President of Academic City University College, Professor Fred McBagonluri to lead the way in Digital Manufacturing in Ghana.
The vice president was speaking at the inauguration ceremony held at the school premises on August 17. He said, there is an urgent need to support and fund activities into digital manufacturing as that will provide Ghana the comparative advantage over its peers.
“We believe that as you move into Artificial intelligence(AI), 3D printing, and Robotics, we need to leverage all of these into the manufacturing sector.” He added that, “there are many parts like medical parts, car parts, that can be 3D printed.”
Dr, Bawumia assured the new University of the government support as the vision of Academic City is in line with the vision of the Akufo-Addo led administration. “We will support you and work with you through the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.”
Digital manufacturing is a technology-based approach to production that links different data silos and processes in the manufacturing lifecycle so that stakeholders can make better business decisions both comprehensively and with certainty.
Speaking on behalf of the University, Professor McBagonluri who is the President of the University shared the Institution’s purpose in the academic sphere.
“Our vision is to become a world-class centre for learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship, where future leaders are nurtured for global leadership and national development.”
On Presidential Charter, he said the inauguration open door for the charter in 2023 which will put the college on high pedestal across the sub-region, leading to training new and dynamic work force.