The government of Ghana is in talks with Professor Fred McBagonluri, a U.S trained Ghanaian engineer and current Vice Chancellor of the Academic City University to establish a digital manufacturing centre to spearhead digital manufacturing in Ghana.
This was announced by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in a post on his Facebook wall shared Tuesday, September 6th 2022.
According to the Vice President, the centre will completely transform Ghana’s economy as digital manufacturing will help in producing some raw materials for manufacturing that otherwise will have been incredibly expensive to import.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia also shared a video on his Facebook wall to educate Ghanaians on the importance of digital manufacturing.
“Recently, I spoke at the inauguration of Academic City University College and stated that Ghana should move into Digital Manufacturing to create more jobs as well as increase exports. Many people did not quite understand what digital manufacturing is. Hopefully, this video will help,” the Vice President wrote.
“To make this a reality, we have started discussions with Professor Fred McBagonluri, the Vice Chancellor and eminent engineer, to establish a Digital Manufacturing Center that will spearhead digital manufacturing in Ghana.”
Professor Fred McBagonluri is a Ghanaian engineer, inventor, novelist, educator and thought leader, who is currently Provost and President at Academic City College. He was previously the founding Dean at the Faculty of Engineering at Ashesi University College.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Manufacturing Engineering from Central State University, with a minor in Applied Math, a Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech and a Doctorate in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton.
He also holds a Masters of business administration degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). McBagonluri was the Black Engineer of the year’s most promising scientist in 2008 and was the 2009 finalist of the NASA Astronaut Candidate Corps (ASCAN).