Mahamudu Bawumia, an SFU alumnus and Vice-President Elect of Ghana. (Photo credit: Mahamudu Bawumia's Twitter)

Alumni, Economics

SFU Economics alumnus to serve Ghana as vice-president

December 19, 2016

By Wan Yee Lok (University Communications)

SFU Economics alumnus Mahamudu Bawumia vows to change Ghana for the better as the Vice-President Elect of the Republic of Ghana. He and his political party, New Patriotic Party, were voted into office as the new majority government earlier this week.

Mahmood Khan, Bawumia's former PhD supervisor and SFU economics professor emeritus says he is very proud of his achievements.

β€œ"I take pride in Dr. Bawumia's illustrious career and his achievements so far,” says Khan. β€œHis success in the election, after almost 10 years of persistent efforts is a reflection of his commitment to public service in his country.”

Bawumia is the first SFU alumnus to serve as Vice-President of Ghana. After completing his PhD in the Department of Economics in 1995, he worked as an economist and was the deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana from 2006 to 2008.