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Mahama’s vision to use AI to fight galamsey resonates with Ghanaians on social media – IMANI Report

Former President John Mahama’s address on the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the mining industry has resonated with Ghanaians on social media.

According to a report by IMANI, the address generated significant positive sentiment on social media, with many users praising Mahama’s vision for the future of the industry.

“The highest number of spikes of positive sentiment against John Mahama and the NDC came from the public address by Candidate Mahama on how AI will boost mining,” the report stated.

The report, which analyzed social media data from April 21 to May 17, 2024, found that Mahama’s address was widely shared and discussed on social media platforms, with many users expressing enthusiasm for the potential of AI to transform the mining industry.

“This shows an advantage of traction. The NDC although puts out lesser content gets more value for its mentions in terms of audience and spread of its content,” the report noted.

This development highlights the growing importance of social media in shaping public opinion and influencing political discourse in Ghana.

The IMANI PULSE report is a fortnightly curated social media-based sentiment analysis designed to follow the “pulse” of Ghanaians in the run-up to the 2024 General Elections.

“This development could have significant implications for the 2024 elections, as social media becomes an increasingly important platform for political campaigns and public engagement,” the report concluded.