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Gov’t to Kickstart Charter for Ghana Beyond Aid


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s economic instinct to salvage Ghana from her dependence on international aid is in full force with the formulation of a Charter to guide the policy.

The President has therefore announced the creation of a 10-member committee to work out a charter in the next six months for the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda.

Speaking at the May Day Celebration held in Kumasi, Yesterday, the President said the committee would be chaired by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo and would comprise of three members each from ministries of Finance and Employment and Labour Relations, Organized Labour and the Private Enterprise Federation.

After the charter is put together, it would be subjected to scrutiny and debate by Parliament and adopted as a follow up to the Co-ordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies, he revealed.

The president indicated that, “the nation will then know in detail how we intend to move Ghana to a situation Beyond Aid.”

To present Ghana with the most effective path to realising the vision of a Ghana Beyond Aid, President Akufo-Addo advocates a joint partnership between government, organized labour and the private sector.

This partnership according to the president would develop home-grown solutions to Ghana’s problems.

Ghana Beyond Aid

The Ghana Beyond Aid agenda was first presented to Ghanaians when the president addressed the nation at the 61st Independence Day Anniversary celebrations on 6th March 2018.

This vision has since be subjected to both succinct and baseless criticisms.

For the president, Ghana Beyond Aid simply means being able to maximise all available resources to address the needs of the country to a point where Ghana is able to cater for its people without a cup in hand for aid.

By: Grace Ablewor Sogbey/ 

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